Devon and Cornwall Police has reported a break-in at a local independent jewellers in Torquay.
Torquay Jewellers was burgled “sometime between 4.30pm on Saturday 15 May and 9am on Monday 17 May”, local police reported.
Devon Live reported that the culprits gained access to the shop’s safe by breaking through the wall of the adjoining building, a baker, taking off with up to £140,ooo of jewels.
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Devon and Cornwall Police added: “A large amount of jewellery was stolen, which includes a selection of gold diamond and ruby earrings, bracelets, tennis bracelets, pendants, gold mixed stone rings, gold antique jewellery.”
Police requested that any party with information or potentially relevant CCTV footage in the area get in touch via phone or email.
The post on Devon and Cornwall Police’s website concluded: “Please can jewellers, secondhand shops, etc., be aware of anybody selling a selection of jewellery and report anything suspicious.”