Police issue CCTV images of suspects wanted over armed robbery at jewellers in Sheffield city centre

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Detectives investigating a terrifying raid at a city centre jewellers in Sheffield have issued CCTV images of two men they want to trace.

Six members of staff and a customer were forced to lie on the floor when three men armed with at least one crowbar and a sledgehammer burst into HL Browns in Barker’s Pool.

They smashed their way into display cabinets and stole £140,000 worth of Rolex watches before running off with their loot along Leopold Street, past shocked shoppers and passers-by.

Store manager John Molyneux, who has worked at the shop for 25 years, described the raid as ‘terrifying’.

Today CCTV images have been released of two men police want to trace in connection with the raid.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a jewellery store in Sheffield have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.

“Three men armed with sledgehammers entered the store and threatened staff.

“The group smashed glass cases within the store, before escaping with over £100,000 worth of Rolex watches.


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“While the men left the store on foot, it is believed they got into a silver Citroen C3 after a short distance and drove off.”

James May, aged 27, of Bromley, London, has been charged with robbery.