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‘False jewellery salesmen’ in violent £50k London jewellery raid

Police have launched an appeal after £50,000 of jewellery was taken and a jewellery store manager was assaulted by two men offering items for sale. Detectives released CCTV images of the two men (pictures) they would like to speak to after the Barking jewellery retailer was targeted on 27 December. Officers established that two men

Police witness Kim Kardashian robber attempting to sell on stolen jewel

French detectives watched an attempt by a gang member allegedly connected to the robbery of £7.8 million worth of Kim Kardashian’s jewellery to sell a stolen piece onto a potential re-seller. According to reports by French media, thanks to DNA found on a diamond-studded pendant, mislaid by one of the alleged perpetrators, authorities were able

Growing smash and grab problem prompts West End security patrols

A private security firm has begun mounting motorcycle patrols following 16 thefts on stores around Bond Street this year, with one raid taking £400,000 worth of watches. Luxury jewellery and fashion retailers have been targeted by thieves, often using mopeds to crash through windows or doors, according to security firm The Keyholding Company, which has

Scarves used to cut down on jewellery theft in Leicestershire

Scarves are being made by ex-offenders as part of a police scheme in Leicestershire to cut down on jewellery thefts. Officers from Leicestershire Police hope the scarves will encourage women from Asian communities especially to cover up their necklaces and other accessories. It has been said that previous summers had seen a rise in gold

Winsor Bishop thanks “heroes” who helped during daytime attack

Norwich jeweller, Winsor Bishop, has thanked the public for their help during and following Wednesday’s smash-and-grab attack (August 5). Officers were called to the jewellers after six men wearing motorcycle helmets pulled up outside the store at around 10.50am. The men were armed with axes and three stayed outside Winsor Bishop revving the mopeds while

Jewellery worth £2,000 stolen from Harrogate Home & Gift Show

Jewellery worth more than £2,000 was stolen from the Harrogate Home & Gift Show on July 19, highlighting the importance of adequate security at trade events around the UK. Items were reported missing from the Harrogate International Centre, including silver marcasite jewellery, watches and fashion accessories from two stalls. The thieves are said to have

Thieves swipe £560k of diamonds in Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair con

Around £560,000 in fine jewellery and diamonds have been reported stolen during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair held from June 25 to 28, according to a Chinese newspaper.  17 thefts reportedly took place over the four-day show, with three people arrested for stealing a £68,000 diamond on the opening day of the fair. A bag

Wigan hit by second smash and grab in two weeks

Offenders attempted to rob Uncles Jewellers and Pawnbrokers in Wigan. Two offenders on a motorbike smashed their way into a jewellery store in Wigan on Saturday April 11 2015, using a sledgehammer to forcefully open the internal door. The robbery happened at the Uncle Jewellers and Pawn Brokers on Chapel Street in Pemberton, Wigan just

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