Thieves steal stock worth up to £100,000 from Eastbourne jewellers

Thieves smashed the front window of Ernest Jones before taking stock worth up to �100,000. SUS-160418-122830001
Thieves smashed the front window of Ernest Jones before taking stock worth up to �100,000. SUS-160418-122830001

Up to £100,000 worth of stock has been stolen from an Eastbourne jewellers after a burglary in the early hours of this morning (Monday, April 18).

Officers were called to Ernest Jones, in the Arndale Centre, at around 1.13am following a report from a member of staff about the break in.

Thieves smashed the front window of Ernest Jones before taking stock worth up to �100,000. SUS-160418-122841001

Thieves smashed the front window of Ernest Jones before taking stock worth up to �100,000. SUS-160418-122841001

Police say the thieves smashed the front window of the store before taking stock with an estimated value of between £50,000 and £100,000.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, in particular three men who appeared to be wearing bright coloured ski jackets and scarves covering their faces.

Arndale Centre Manager Bill Plumridge said, “We are liaising with Sussex Police and giving them our full co-operation. We have handed over all our CCTV footage in the hope that this may assist in the early apprehension of the gang.

“Thankfully, no security staff or members of the public were injured in this raid.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 38 of 18/04.

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