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Cornwall jeweller ‘robbed for £250,000’ worth of gold jewellery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a jeweller was broken into and the owner claimed up to £250,000 worth of product was taken from his store in St Ives, Cornwall.

The burglary at Kudos jewellery store in Fore Street happened between 3:15am and 3:30am on Tuesday 18 October, when entry was gained by smashing a glass pane in the front door of the business.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they believe one person is involved, who has been described as wearing a dark hoody top and dark gilet, with dark trousers and shoes.

Shop owner Martin Phillips told local paper West Briton News the estimated retail value of the items stolen is more than £250,000.

He said: “We’re not insured so this will seriously affect our business. I am just totally shocked this could happen although a jewellery shop was hit in St Ives last year. I’d like to say thank you for all the kind words which customers and local people have said since.”

Police have urged anyone with further information and contact them on 101@dc.police.uk or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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