Guernsey jewellery theft: Man charged

A man has been charged with receiving stolen goods after £300,000-worth of diamond jewellery was taken from a Guernsey shop.

A pickaxe and hammer were used in the robbery at jewellery store N St J Paint & Sons on 18 April.

Martin James Shell, 46, of La Grande Rue, St Martin, was charged with dishonestly receiving two diamond rings worth £6,400.

Mr Shell died not enter a plea and was remanded in custody until 12 May.

He was also charged with stealing £650-worth of tools with an alternative charge of dishonestly receiving the same tools.

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