Two arrests over theft of jewellery in robbery

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DETECTIVES investigating the theft of expensive jewellery in an armed raid have arrested two people from Sheffield.

The suspects – a 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman – have been quizzed and released on bail pending further enquiries.

They were arrested as part of a police probe into an armed raid in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, last Monday, when three men burst into a property and threatened a woman with a Stanley knife and hammer.

The raiders then forced her to lead them to their safe, which they unlocked and emptied.

Police said the intruders fled in a silver saloon car with a tow bar attachment.

They stole a ladies’ yellow gold Rolex watch with diamonds at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions; a man’s yellow gold ring, featuring three old brilliant cut diamonds and a heavy yellow gold bark-textured solid mount; and a ladies’ art deco diamond bracelet, featuring six symmetrical panels surrounding a larger panel, all containing brilliant cut diamonds. A gold ring, also believed to have been stolen in the burglary, was recovered.

DC Mick Booth said: “We would like to ask jewellers and those in the market for jewellery to be on the look-out for these pieces.”

“As well as being of high monetary value, the jewellery is a family heirloom and of great sentimental value to the owners, who would like it back. If you have seen jewellery matching the descriptions please get in touch.”

Call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.