Three charged after Rolex raid on jewellers
THREE men have been charged after a raid on a St Albans jewellers last Thursday. The incident occurred at around 4.55pm, when two offenders entered Christopher Wharton Goldsmiths jewellers in George Street and stole a number of Rolex watches. The offender
THREE men have been charged after a raid on a St Albans jewellers last Thursday.
The incident occurred at around 4.55pm, when two offenders entered Christopher Wharton Goldsmiths jewellers in George Street and stole a number of Rolex watches. The offenders then made off in a blue Renault Espace towards Hemel Hempstead.
A nearby member of the public took down the registration plate of the vehicle and this was passed on to a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who arrived at the scene just a few minutes after the incident took place. The vehicle was then traced and three suspects were arrested in Edgware, North London.
The three, a 17-year-old from Camberwell, a 32-year-old man from Peckham and a 17-year-old from South Woodford, have all been charged with aggravated burglary. The 32-year-old has also been charged with aggravated taking a vehicle without consent and driving while disqualified and without insurance. The 17-year-olds have also both been charged with being carried in a vehicle which was taken without consent. They appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on Saturday and were remanded to appear at St Albans Crown Court on November 10.
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Detective Sergeant Laura Randall from the Local Crime Unit based at St Albans Police Station is investigating and said: "I am appealing to anyone who saw the burglary take place or who may have seen the blue Renault Espace driving around St Albans or on the M1 at around 5pm. I would also ask anyone who knows anything about the burglary to please come forward as your information could really help our investigation."
DS Randall added: "These arrests are due to the quick thinking of the member of the public who took down the registration details and the fast action work carried out by the PCSO."
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Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Randall on 0845 33 00 222 citing crime reference number F1/08/4347 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.