Thieves swipe diamonds from Gainsborough jewellers during lights switch-on

Marshall�"s Yard, Gainsborough

Marshall�"s Yard, Gainsborough

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a “high value” theft from a jewellers in Gainsborough during the Christmas lights switch-on.

Sometime between 7.30pm and 8pm on Friday, November 18 a diamond necklace and five diamond rings were stolen from Stanley Hunt Jewellers in Marshall’s Yard while the store was open.

It was the same evening that the Christmas lights were turned on in the town.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the store at the time or in the area and saw anyone acting suspiciously. Also, anyone who may have been offered any diamond jewellery for sale following the theft.

A person has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

If you have any information that could assist the enquiry contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 414 of 18/11/2016. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.