Detectives are continuing to investigate a report of a burglary at a jewellery shop in Sandown High Street on the Isle of Wight.
Police are making fresh appeals for information after thousands of pounds worth of goods was reported stolen from ‘Sandown Jewellers’.
At approximately 5.15pm on Monday, December 13, 2010, a man entered the shop, jumped over the counter, and stole bracelets and belly bars with an estimated value of more than £8,000.
The man then ran out of the shop along the High Street and towards Melville Street in Sandown.
The suspect was described as:
- Aged in his early to mid 20s
- Approximately 5 ft 10 ins to 6 foot tall
- Slim build
- Wearing dark clothing
No one in the shop was injured.
Detective Sergeant Gary Lyons of Isle of Wight CID said: “Several lines of enquiry continue to be pursued so the suspect can be identified and arrested as quickly as possible.
“Officers appreciate all the assistance and information given by people in Sandown during our investigation in and around the town during the past week.
“We’re now making a wider appeal for the community’s help to bring this offender to justice. At the moment, this crime is not believed to be linked to other shop robberies reported recently on the island.
“Anyone who may know something about the suspect’s identity, or suspicious second hand sales of jewellery is encouraged to contact police, or the Crimestoppers charity if they wish to remain anonymous.”
People with information are asked to contact Isle of Wight CID at Newport Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.