Robbers bungle raid at Jewels of Cobham

Johnson Matthey believes that despite a European dip in demand platinum will maintain its stronghold in the bridal market. (Image: Andrew Geoghegan)

Gang fails despite taking sledgehammer to window and ramming doors.

A gang of robbers failed to gain access to high-end Surrey retailer Jewels of Cobham on Tuesday despite sustained attempts to smash the store window and ram the shop door.

The motorbike gang first attempted to smash through the window of the shop with a sledgehammer at about 10.50am. After attempts failed they then tried to ram the shop door open using their bikes but again were unsuccessful.

Surrey Police detective constable Davinia Fielding said: "This was a serious and planned incident where thieves have attempted to steal valuable items of jewellery. Fortunately the attempt failed and no one was hurt and nothing was taken during the incident.”

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Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crime to try and track down the gang which left the scene on motorbikes after the failed raid.

Jewels of Cobham is run by jewellery expert Roy Lynch, who has spent his life sourcing rare jewels for high-end clients including celebrities and heads of state. The shop in Surrey carries a range of antique, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau jewellery and vintage watches, as well as contemporary jewellery by designers including Martin Oliva and Andrew Geoghegan.

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