Glasgow & West Scotland

Rox jewellery worth almost £40,000 stolen in Glasgow

Jewellery worth almost £40,000 has been stolen from a delivery van in Glasgow.

Three men gained access to the Ford Transit while it was parked in West George Lane, in the city centre, at about 17:30 on Thursday.

Police said they made off with several crates of Rox jewellery before leaving the scene in dark-coloured S registration BMW estate car.

Officers are reviewing CCTV images from the area and have asked anyone with information to get in touch.

Police said the theft happened as the 30-year-old Ford Transit driver was making deliveries.

Extensive enquiries

He parked the van in West George Lane and locked it before heading into a nearby business.

Shortly after this, three men gained access to the back of the van, and took several crates of Rox jewellery valued at just under £40,000.

They made off in a BMW estate car along West George Lane, across Wellington Street and continuing toward West Campbell Street.

Det Sgt Alan Storer, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We are conducting extensive investigations into this theft, including door-to-door enquiries and reviewing available CCTV.

"We know that a dark-coloured S plate BMW estate car was used in the theft and that three men were involved. Two of these men were wearing high visibility vests.

"At 5.30 in the evening the city centre would still have been busy with rush hour commuters on foot and in vehicles and I'd like to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area to get in touch."

Det Sgt Storer said officers would like to speak to anyone who is offered brand new items of Rox jewellery at a cut price.

"The items you are being offered may be from this theft, and you may be unwittingly committing an offence by purchasing stolen goods," he said.

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