Yarm jewellery store targeted by armed robbers

Police at scene of Yarm robbery
Image caption Police were called to the scene on Yarm High Street

Jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds was taken during an armed raid at a store on Teesside.

Four men, wearing balaclavas and carrying what police described as bladed weapons, smashed display cases at the Market Cross Jewellers in Yarm.

The gang took cash and items including watches and diamonds before leaving in a light-coloured car.

Cleveland Police said no-one was hurt in the incident just before 17:00 GMT on Monday, but staff were left shaken.

Det Insp Mark Dimelow said: "This was a brazen robbery at a busy time of day in a busy town high street.

"A dedicated team is making every effort to trace those responsible and we are following a number of leads."

Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Police believe this Audi was stolen and then used in the robbery

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