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Gang flees with £4m jewellery haul after attacking salesman in car park

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A manhunt has been launched following a multimillion-pound jewellery robbery in a shopping centre car park.

A salesman for US jewellery brand, Le Vian, which is exclusively sold at Ernest Jones in the UK, suffered serious injuries after being attacked by “a number of men” at the Elmsleigh Centre car park in Staines, Surrey.

The gang escaped with a £4.1m jewellery haul.

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For operational reasons, Surrey Police have refused to reveal details of what detectives said was a violent robbery.

They have confirmed though that the salesman was attacked between 7.30am and 8.30am as he was getting out of his car in the multi-storey car park. Police say he suffered “nasty” injuries.

The gang fled with a bag containing jewellery and some personal belongings made by Le Vian but police would not say whether the victim was wearing any of the property stolen.

Police arrested two men in London earlier but are appealing for information to track down a third, who they say is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and assault causing grievous bodily harm.

Police say the salesman was treated in hospital for serious injuries but has since been released.

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