Men arrested following Winchester jewellery shop armed robbery

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Police stand guard as investigators search a property on Aberdeen Road where a 32-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Joanna Yeates on January 20, 2011 in Bristol, England. Joanna Yeates went missing on December 17 after a night out with work colleagues and her body was later found dumped by the side of the road at Longford Lane on Christmas Day. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Three men have been arrested following an armed robbery at Justice Jewellers on Parchment Street in Winchester.

Police were called shortly after 9:00am following reports of a raid at the shop, and a quantity of jewellery was taken in the robbery.

Speaking to the BBC, eye witness John Stafford described seeing two armed men being challenged by police. “They just told him to get on the floor, [and shouted] ‘we’ve got you surrounded’, arms down,” he said.

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The  three men were detained and are currently in custody.

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