Lewes jeweller hit by smash and grab in broad daylight


Lewes High Street retailer, David Smith Jewellery, was hit by a smash and grab at 1.45pm yesterday.

A masked man armed with a hammer carried out the raid, taking items with a total estimated value of £20,000. Stolen pieces included rings, necklaces and bracelets.

The man used the hammer to smash two cabinets in the premises, and a black rucksack to carry the stolen goods.

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The suspect has been described as a man, about 6’3″, of skinny build. He was wearing a red and white mask, a black hoody over his head and black jeans.

Fortunately no one was harmed during the raid.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact or call 101, quoting serial 804 of 11/05.

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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