Tag Archives: Oxford

Pandora falls victim to UK’s ongoing jewellery heist headache

Jewellery and watch shops are being hit by violent gangs, fraudsters and opportunist smash-and-grab criminals 50% more often this year than last, and now jewellery giant Pandora has joined a long line of jewellery retailers falling victim to this ongoing problem. On Friday, Sept 14, five men wearing balaclavas and hooded tops broke into Pandora’s

New Oxford shopping centre boosts business for jewellery retailers

Oxford jewellery retailers have witnessed an increase in footfall since the opening of the revamped Westgate shopping Centre last year, and have high hopes it will boost business in the city for the long-term. Work on a transformed shopping centre began in early 2015, with doors finally opening to the public on October 24 2017

Carat* London opens first standalone store outside hometown

British fashion jewellery brand Carat* London has opened the doors to its first standalone stores outside of the capital. Venturing outside of its hometown for the very first time, Carat* London has chosen Oxford’s new shopping centre ‘Westgate’ as its first regional location. On the reason for opening a boutique in London, Carat* London chief

Jewellers add sparkle to £440m Oxford retail venture

Three jewellery retailers have secured places in the new Westgate Oxford development. The new £440m shopping complex opened its doors yesterday after a final push saw it finished in time. Covering 800,000 sq ft the centre has space for 100 shops, but only half the units were ready in time for the opening, with a

Oxford gallery duped out of jewels worth £8,000

Elaborate scam involved men “flashing huge wads of cash”. Two conmen have targeted an Oxford gallery, stealing more than £8,000 worth of jewellery through a distraction-type theft. The men are said to have posed “as big spenders” showing off large wads of cash to the assistants at the Verandah Gallery close to the Banbury Road

Police link two jewellery raids in Oxford

Homes targeted for jewellery worth ‘several hundreds of pounds’. Police are linking two jewellery raids on homes in Faringdon and Wootton in Oxfordshire which took place on Friday 18. The first occurred is said to have occured between 8.20am and 5.20pm, at at house in Wootton. Thieves broke into the property by forcing a side window