South Scotland

Moffat jewellery store thieves pursued

Police have launched an investigation into a bracelet theft from a south of Scotland jewellers.

The incident happened at the Gemini store in Moffat at about 11:40 on Wednesday.

A man and a woman, believed to be from eastern Europe, went into the store and, after they left, four bracelets worth more than £1,000 were missing.

Police said the two suspects may have gone into other stores in the area and have appealed for help in tracing them.

The duo went into the store and appeared to have what police described as "a lot of English currency".

However, they later attempted to pay for the bracelets by credit card.

The woman then left the shop and did not return and when the man left later it was found the bracelets had gone.

The man has been described as being between 30 and 40 years old, about 5ft 7in tall, of medium to heavy build with short, black hair.

He was wearing a pink shirt, beige jacket and dark trousers.

The woman was aged about 35, 5ft 5in tall, of medium to heavy build, with long, dark hair which was tied back.

She was wearing a long, brown, ankle-length skirt, a blue shirt and was carrying a beige shoulder bag.

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