South East Wales

Police appeal after Cardiff John Lewis jewellery raid

Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery was stolen in a raid at a Cardiff city centre department store.

Officers said a "considerable amount of jewellery" was stolen from John Lewis, including sapphire, diamond, ruby and emerald pendant chains and rings.

Police want to speak to a man seen watching officers respond to the burglary at 05:00 GMT on 11 March.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 02920 527420 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

The store's first-floor jewellery counter was forced open during the break-in.

Det Sgt Matt Powell of South Wales Police said: "There were several people and cars in the area surrounding the store at the time of the burglary.

"We want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and are particularly keen to speak to a man stood near the shop who observed officers responding to the burglary.

"We would also appeal for anyone who may have information about what happened to, or knows the current whereabouts of, any of the stolen jewellery."

The store was forensically examined and CCTV footage is being checked.

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