Man hunt continues after Doncaster armed robbery

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The hunt continues for three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Doncaster jewellery store yesterday.

Police were called at around 11.25am on Wednesday to H L Browns jewellery store in St Sepulchre Gate following reports three masked men had entered the premises.

It is alleged that the men threatened staff with weapons that are believed to include a hammer and an axe, before fleeing with a quantity of watches.

It is believed that while fleeing, the men caused damage to a police vehicle. The men left the scene in a vehicle, which has since been recovered nearby by officers.

Detective Sergeant Andy Knowles said: “This robbery was committed in broad daylight in a busy part of the town centre.

“The staff at the store have been left shaken, but thankfully uninjured, by this incident and we need to find the persons responsible.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have been in the town centre this lunchtime and may have seen something, please give us a call and tell us what you know.”

The three men were reportedly wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

The cordon that was in place in the town centre this lunchtime has since been lifted and the roads are re-open.

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 346 of 28 January 2015, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.ndfp