UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after armed robbery at Sheffield jewellers

George Jewellery store
George Jewellery store
  • Jewellery shop owner hurt in armed robbery
  • Man arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault
  • Incident thought to involve knife rather than firearm
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A man has been taken to hospital and other man arrested after a suspected armed robbery in Sheffield.

The incident in Glossop Road, Broomhill happened at about 3.50pm.

It is thought the incident, at George jewellery store, was an attempted armed robbery.

It is not thought to have involved a firearm, but was a knifepoint robbery according to those on the scene.

The injured man, aged 59, is thought to be the long-time owner of the store.

He was left with injuries to his neck and ear after a suspected assault.

A 59-year-old man was injured during the incident and was taken to hospital with suspected neck and ear injuries

He was then taken to hospital, but police said his injuries were not thought to be serious.

The alleged perpetrator, aged 48, has been arrested by police for questioning on suspicion of robbery and assault.

UPDATE: Police have issued a formal statement about the robbery.

It said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a Jewellers in Sheffield.

“Officers responded to reports of a robbery at George Jewellery, on Glossop Road, Sheffield at 3.50pm yesterday, Saturday 7 March.

“A 59-year-old man was injured during the incident and was taken to hospital with suspected neck and ear injuries.

“Police have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and assault, he is currently in police custody.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers would like to ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 779 of 7 March.

“Alternatively, to give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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