Police appeal after Chichester jewellers raid

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POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary at a jewellers in Chichester.

Officers went to Ernest Jones in East Street, Chichester, shortly after 2.15am this morning (Wednesday February 15) following a report that the shop had been broken into.

It is believed that three men smashed the window of the shop, stole jewellery and then ran from the scene in an easterly direction along East Street before heading north into St Martins.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight of West Sussex CID said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw three men actiing suspiciously near to Ernest Jones or three men leaving the area carrying a holdall.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who is offered jewellery for sale.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 83 of 15/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.