Robbers armed with sledgehammers in daylight raid on Sheffield jewellery store

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Three men armed with sledgehammers have stolen valuable watches in a terrifying daylight raid at a Sheffield jewellery shop today.

The men threatened staff at HL Brown Jewellers in Barkers Pool, Sheffield at 11am this morning.

Police said no one was injured during the incident but the robbers escaped with ‘a number of valuable watches’.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has been approached by anyone selling expensive watches, to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 300 of 23 September 2014.

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