Third man arrested after armed robbery at South Yorkshire jewellers

Diamonds Classic Gold Jewellers. Picture: Google.
Diamonds Classic Gold Jewellers. Picture: Google.
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A third man has been arrested by police investigating an armed robbery at a Rotherham town centre jewellers.

The 21-year-old man, from Kimberworth Park, was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday and bailed pending further enquiries.

Three men armed with a knife entered Diamonds Classic Gold Jewellers, in the Imperial Buildings, at around 12.45pm on Monday, April 30 and threatened the shopkeeper.

A large quantity of jewellery was stolen in the incident and the men were reported to have made off in a stolen black Honda Civic.

Two men have been charged in connection with the incident.

Shakil Hussain, 26, of Bridge Close, Airmyn, and Lyle Copley, 22, of Cecil Avenue, Doncaster have been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article in relation to the investigation. They both currently remain in custody.

Copley has also been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving offences in connection to the incident.