£25,000 jewellery heist in York
4:43pm 12th December 2011
(Updated 6:09pm 12th December 2011)
There's been a jewellery heist in York.
Thieves have made off with £25,000 worth of gems from a Palenque jewellers on Low Petergate.
The robbery happened in the early hours of this morning, at about 2am.
Gold and pearl necklaces, bracelets and rings were taken.
North Yorkshire Police Statement
Detectives in York are appealing for information following the theft of distinctive jewellery from a shop in the city.
It was stolen during a burglary at Palenque jewellers, Low Petergate between 1.55am and 2.30am on Monday 12th December 2011, when thieves entered through the rear of the shop.
The stolen items include a 14ct gold pearl necklace, earring and bracelet set valued at £3,800, a 14ct gold necklace/bracelet set valued at £1,000, an Icarus 14ct pearl necklace valued at £415 and six trays of silver and gold rings decorated with cubic zirconium and diamond solitaires valued at around £20,000.
Detective Constable Mo Mohammed, of York CID, said:
“The stolen jewellery is very rare and highly distinctive so I am positive that people will recognize it.
“I am urging anyone with information about the thieves or where the stolen jewellery is to contact the police, or Crimestoppers if they would prefer to remain anonymous, immediately."
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact DC Mo Mohammed, of York CID on 0845 60 60 24 7. Press option 2 and ask for Mo Mohammed by name.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12110208825.
Images: Items of stolen jewellery
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