Police have released CCTV footage of two suspected robbers entering and leaving a jewellery store in Beverley earlier today.
Shortly before 9.30 am today (Tuesday 6th August 2013) it is believed one person remained inside a vehicle, immediately outside Guest and Philips on Saturday Market, whilst two men entered and carried out the robbery.
One of the men threatened staff with a firearm, which has been described as a sawn off shotgun. He demanded that they lie on the floor. At the same time, the other man, who carried a small axe, went to the display cabinets and smashed the glass and stole a number of high value watches.
These are believed to be Cartier and Gucci watches.
No one was injured and no shots were fired.
It is believed that there were two vehicles involved in the robbery, one of which has been recovered from a farm on the outskirts of Beverley, near the Beverley racecourse. This car is currently undergoing forensic examination.
The second vehicle, believed to be silver, has made off and has not been recovered. It is believed that this vehicle was in Beverley town centre at the time of the robbery and drove off towards York Road.
A police spokesperson said: “We know that there were people in the area at the time and I would like to hear from anyone who has seen the suspects and vehicle at the time of the robbery or after.
“Clearly, there will have been some pre-planning in relation to this robbery and I would like to ask if anyone has seen any suspicious in the recent past in the area of the jewellers or the farm, then please call us - this may be very important.
Although no violence was used, these men are to be considered as dangerous and no attempt should be made to approach them.
If anyone has recorded any photos or video, can they contact Humberside Police straight away and we will collect this. This may be vital.”
Anyone with any information regarding the cars, the offenders, the whereabouts of the stolen watches or witnessed the incident is urged to contact Humberside Police, quoting log number 137 of 06/08/13.