Sledgehammer raid at Darlington jewellers

Thieves smashed the window of a Darlington jewellers with a sledgehammer before threatening staff with a "machete-type" weapon, Durham Police said.

A small amount of jewellery was taken during the raid on D&H Jewellers in Queen's Arcade on Friday afternoon.

Detectives said a number of people and two cars were involved in the robbery.

A VW Touran was found in the town while a Ford Focus was abandoned in a field in North Yorkshire.

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