Some £16,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen from a jeweller in Suffolk after a man and woman entered the store and distracted staff.
The robbery took place at The Amber Shop in Southwold’s Market Place at around 2:20pm on Friday, 30 September. The pair made off with bangles, necklaces, rings and other valuable items.
While the woman distracted store staff, the man opened a display cabinet and swept an entire shelf of jewellery into his pockets, before they both made of towards a nearby car park and drove away in a small black car, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
One member of staff gave chase but was unable to catch up with the pair, who were described as “scruffy” in appearance, white, in their 30s, slim and about 5ft 6in. The man wore combat trousers with a black leather jacket, while the woman, who had brown hair tied in a ponytail, was wearing trousers with a grey jacket.
Jeremy Fournel, who is taking over running the shop from his parents, Robin and Astrid, told the local newspaper: “When they left, they headed down Church Street, towards the Co-op and then into Durrants [the estate agents] car park.
“From the CCTV, it looked like he had taken the items and she was the lookout. He just swept the gems from the bottom shelf in one big swoop.”
Among items stolen was a large yellow gold bangle, opal rings, an amethyst and diamond ring, and a topaz and diamond ring.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, should call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 210 of September 30.