Three held after Rolex raid on St Albans jewellers

THREE men have been held after a raid on a St Albans jewellers yesterday (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 offe

THREE men have been held after a raid on a St Albans jewellers yesterday (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, were held in custody on suspicion of robbery.


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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.

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