Police seek help following Rotherham jeweller raid

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£40,000 worth of watches and jewellery stolen in Good Friday robbery.

Police in Rotherham are calling on jewellers in the South Yorkshire area to look out for gold jewellery and watches stolen in a Good Friday raid in the town.

The Gold Den and Lionel’s Watch Shop, a workshop and jeweller that occupy the same premises on Riverside Precinct, had up to £40,000 worth of goods stolen in the robbery.

According to Rotherham Police, thieves broke into the building in the early hours of the morning via the roof and stole gold chains, bracelets, rings and earrings from The Gold Den and a number of high end watches from Lionel’s Watch Shop.

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Jewellers are being asked to look out for items being offered that carry the AH hallmark, which was used on most of the stolen jewellery.

Some of the items carry the Rotherham United badge or RUFC.

One of the perpetrators was described as six feet tall, slim and was wearing light tracksuit bottoms and a white or light coloured hooded top.

Anybody being offered the stolen goods is asked to call Ian Martin at Rotherham Reactive CID on 01709 832262 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.




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