Police hunt for thieves after rush-hour robbery in Glasgow centre.
A delivery van packed with jewellery was robbed on Thursday while on its way to retail jeweller Rox in Glasgow.
The Ford Transit van was stationary on the city’s West George Lane as its driver made deliveries at about 5.30pm on Thursday. During this time three men, two of which were wearing high visibility vests, broke into the van and stole several crates of jewellery before driving off in a dark-coloured S registration BMW estate car.
The jewellery had been on its way to Scottish jeweller Rox, which has a store in the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow and has recently opened a new store in nearby Edinburgh. Strathclyde Police have estimated that the own-brand Rox jewellery was worth "a five-figure sum".
Strathclyde Police said this morning that there have been no arrests made, but police are pursuing lines of enquiries and appealing for witnesses. They are also asking jewellers to be vigilant should they be approached by persons with jewellery to sell.
Detective Sergent Alan Storer of Strathclyde Police said: "We are conducting extensive investigations into this theft, including door-to-door enquiries and reviewing available CCTV.
"I’d like to speak to anyone who may be offered brand new items of ‘Rox’ jewellery at cut price, the items you are being offered may be from this theft, and you may be unwittingly committing an offence by purchasing stolen goods.”