Photo: Royal Arcade, Lord Street(10am the day of the burglary)
Detectives investigating a burglary at a jewellers in Southport are urging people to keep an eye out for some of the distinctive valuables stolen.
Amongst the rings, earrings and pendants stolen were a set of silver coins with the images of Egyptian queen Nefertiti and Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun on them.
Officers believe the thief, who struck at the Royal Arcade in Lord Street at 4am on August 11th, may attract people’s suspicions if he tries to sell the coins.
Detective Constable Rose Aitken from Sefton CID said: “This was a carefully planned burglary which was carried out in the middle of the night when the jewellers was closed. The main offender has selected items of jewellery of particular high value from the display cabinets as well as cash from the till.
“He has then made his escape along with a second offender who helped him gain entry but remained outside until they fled together down West Street.
“The stolen jewellery amounts to thousands of pounds and we are determined to do all we can to get it back and arrest the offenders.
“The coins in particular are very distinctive and I am sure someone would remember being offered silver coins with Egyptian figures on them.
“If you have and can tell us who it was offering them to you, what they looked like and where this happened, please do the right thing and call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Carefully planned Royal Arcade robbery Southport
• Burglar scales West Street gates and smashes window on arcade staircase.
• Burglar then proceeds to ground floor armed with bolt cutter and cuts off locks on jewellery cabinets.
• Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen.
At around 3am this morning (Tuesday 11 August) a Burglar climbed over West Street gates and got into the courtyard of the Royal Arcade. Then he smashed through a stain glass window that leads onto the first floor and made his way down stairs and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.
This morning arcade staff were carrying out stock checks to see what or if anything else was taken.
Staff this morning said that the burglary was caught on CCTV.
Update to follow when police log a report.
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