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Police are investigating a theft at Hewitt’s jewellery store in Grimsby after £140,000 worth of jewellery was taken by two men who violently smashed into the store.

The announcement of an investigation follows Humberside Police’s appeal on BBC Crimewatch earlier this month.

CCTV footage was broadcast on the programme, showing two men breaking  into the Grimsby store before taking the jewellery. Footage later showed the men escaping on foot after abandoning a getaway car.

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A spokesperson for Humberside Police told The Grimsby Telegraph: “The appeal generated a number of lines of enquiry which are being followed up.”

It confirmed that a man has already been charged with robbery following the raid in March.

Joshua James O’Dea, 26, of Honister Road, Manchester, was charged with robbery and failing to surrender to bail at the appointed time.

O’Dea appeared at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on 27 August.

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