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Whitstable jewellers raided by thieves

Jewellery worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a jewellers in Whitstable, Kent.

According to Kent Police, Reppin and Jones was targeted by thieves between 3:30am and 4:00am on Sunday morning. “Considerable” damage was caused to the building, and a series of rings were stolen in the raid.

In a statement, the high street jewellers said: “We would like to inform all of our wonderful clients and customers that sadly our beautiful jewellers was broken into in the early hours of this morning causing considerable damage and loss.

“As you can imagine this is extremely devastating and we wanted to thank Kent Police, the CSI and detective sergeant for being so efficient, not to mention the wonderful neighbouring business owners for their support and of course our loyal and fantastic customers for your patience and kindness during this time.”

It added: “There may be a slight delay on jewellery and watch repairs/alterations and online/in store orders during this time but we hope to get back to normal very soon.

“We would like to reassure our customers that their jewellery/watches are secure and unaffected. We will be back open as usual, this Tuesday at a slightly later time of 10am.”

Kent Police said: “The business was targeted between 3.30am and 4am on Sunday 9 February 2020, where items including a large number of rings were taken. Damage was also caused to the front door of the building and a cabinet inside.

“Detectives investigating the burglary have released images of some of the stolen property and are urging anyone with information to come forward.”

It said that witnesses, or anyone who is approached with these items for sale, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/25085/20. 

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