Man Arrested Over Armed Robbery At Jewellers, County Arcade, Leeds.

Monday, February 3, 2020

A man has been arrested today by detectives investigating an armed robbery at a jewellers in Leeds.

The man was arrested in an armed operation at an address in Leeds in the early hours of this morning (3/2) in connection with the robbery at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller, in the County Arcade, Briggate, on Wednesday morning last week (29/1).

He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a jewellers in Leeds this morning.

At 10:29am today (29/1) police were called to reports of an armed robbery at Philip Stoner The Jeweller, in the County Arcade, in Briggate.

A group of four or five masked suspects, armed with various weapons, smashed their way into the store and smashed a number of display cabinets.

The men left the scene in a car that was waiting nearby. It is not yet known what was stolen.

Officers are currently at the scene which will undergo forensic examination.

Detective Inspector Guy Shackleton, of Leeds District CID, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are currently at a very early stage and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of it.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who filmed the incident on their mobile phone. We are checking CCTV in the area but would also be very keen to see any such phone footage that people may have taken.

“This appears to have been a planned and organised offence and we will be carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those involved.

“There are no reports of anyone being physically injured but this will have clearly been a distressing incident for the shop staff involved and for those who were nearby.

“I would urge anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13200051700 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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