Jewellery and watches worth several thousands of pounds have been stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high street jewellers in Dorking, Surrey.
Police believe the thieves smashed through the front door of Blacks II, located on High Street, between 5:15am and 5:30am on Thursday, March 19, before smashing a number of cabinets and taking several thousand pounds worth of jewellery and watches.
Police said that the investigation is still in the early stages and work is being carried out to review CCTV and to establish exactly what was taken during the raid.
Officers want to speak to three people seen in the vicinity at around the time of the incident. They have been described as wearing dark coloured clothing and had their faces covered.
It is believed that they left the area on bicycles, believed to be white, silver or grey mountain bikes, and headed down the alleyway between Barclay’s Bank and Boots in the direction of St Martin’s Church.
Jason Kelly, investigating officer and detective constable, said: “Have you recently seen or heard anything suspicious in the area of Dorking High Street which may connect to this incident? If you have, please come forward and share this information with officers.
“I would also appeal to anyone who has been offered any jewellery or watches for sale at a vastly reduced price as we believe a number of them were stolen in the raid and this information may help us find those responsible.”
Police have urged anyone with any information to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45150022847, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.