Police release more information on jewellery ram raid in Harborough town centre

The hit and run gang used a motorbike, an axe and other “implements” to ram down the front door and storm into County Jewellers on the town’s High Street

The hit and run gang used a motorbike, an axe and other “implements” to ram down the front door and storm into County Jewellers on the town’s High Street.
The hit and run gang used a motorbike, an axe and other “implements” to ram down the front door and storm into County Jewellers on the town’s High Street.

Three armed raiders who smashed their way into a jeweller’s in Market Harborough are believed to escaped with a haul of watches and necklaces.

The hit and run gang used a motorbike, an axe and other “implements” to ram down the front door and storm into County Jewellers on the town’s High Street.

Police hunting the raiders have arrested one man.

But they are still searching for two more suspects involved in the dramatic late-night smash and grab burglary.

Officers are particularly trying to track down a car that stopped as the gang fled the scene with the stolen goods.

As we reported earlier, the incident happened shortly before 1.30am on Tuesday September 1.

Click here to read our interview with the shop owner.

“It was reported that three suspects arrived at the scene on two motorbikes and used implements, including an axe, to gain entry to the shop.

“Once inside they grabbed items from several display cabinets before leaving the scene on the motorbikes,” said Leicestershire Police.

“Officers attended the scene and with the assistance of colleagues from Northamptonshire Police one of the bikes was spotted and stopped by officers in Northamptonshire heading towards Corby.”

A 44-year-old man from Northamptonshire was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and driving under the influence of drugs.

He has since been released on bail.

“Despite an extensive search for the second motorbike it has not yet been located,” said police.

Det Con Robin Bonnell, the investigating officer, said: “Although we do not yet have a comprehensive list of what was taken it is believed that a number of watches and necklaces were stolen.

“Our enquiries into what happened and who was responsible are continuing.

“We would like to appeal for anyone who was in the area and saw or heard anything suspicious to get in touch.”

He stressed: “We would especially like to appeal for any dashcam footage and believe there was a car that stopped as the suspects left the scene.

“The occupants of this vehicle may have vital information to assist with the investigation.

“If anyone has any information and has not yet spoken to officers please get in touch.”

If you can help please call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 20*455444.

You can also report crime online by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/