Armed Doncaster jewellery shop raiders still on loose, say police

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A group of axe-wielding masked raiders who robbed a Doncaster town centre jewellery shop are still on the loose, police have confirmed.

The robbery took place at 11.25am on Wednesday, January 28, when three masked men entered the premises of Bell Brothers and HL Browns jewellery shop in St Sepulchre Gate.

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.

A police spokesman has confirmed that no arrests have currently been made connection with the incident.

The men left the scene in a vehicle, which crashed on Hall Gate.

It was then abandoned by the men, who fled the scene on foot, and has since been recovered nearby by officers.

The group are also alleged to have caused damage to a police vehicle as they fled the scene.

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.

Sky sales advisor, Mitch Smith, works at a stall on the High Street, and was working when the suspected armed robbers made their escape. The 21-year-old said: “We heard the driver of the car beeping his horn.

“He beeped two or three times, and then three or four men ran out and got into the car.

“The car sped off, past Barclays and up the High Street.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 346 of January 28, 2014