Peterborough jewellers hit by 5am smash-and-grab

Two men flee with £26,000 of diamond rings and bangles.

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for information after two men carried out a three-minute robbing spree at a Peterborough jewellers earlier this month.

CCTV has now been released to the public in a bid to help catch the thieves, who struck at the shop on Bridge Street in the town centre, little before 5am on September 10.

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They left the scene after just three minutes with a haul of gold and diamond rings, bracelets and bangles worth more than £26,000.

It is understood that a branch of H Samuels is located on the street, though police have not released the name of the jeweller targeted. A number of CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with the investigation have now gone public.

Detective Constable Neil Hawkridge of Cambridgeshire Police said: "This was a well planned and carried out burglary and we are keen to catch those responsible.

"The offenders got away with jewellery worth a huge amount of money. Such criminality affects us all because it drives up prices for other shoppers. I would urge anyone who recognises the people on CCTV, or who has recently been offered jewellery for sale, to call police."

Anyone with any information should call DC Hawkridge on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.



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