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Six charged over UK gem dealer robberies

Six people have been charged in connection with a series of high value robberies on gem dealers across the UK.

Police earlier said they believed raids carried out in London, the Midlands and Scotland, netted those responsible millions of pounds in the past year.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's London Crime Squad made a series of arrests in an operation in Leicester city centre on Tuesday night.

The six are due to appear from custody at Leicester Magistrates' Court later.

Rodolfo Gonzales Ramos, 36, Ivan Fernandez-Amescha, 40, Christian Villamar-Leal, 36, Luis Silva, 26, John Bernal-Patino, 27, and Dianna Albarracin-Tovar, 31, all of no fixed abode, were charged with theft on Thursday night, Scotland Yard said.

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