Woman robbed at knifepoint

ARMED robbers threatened a Tuxford woman with a knife and hammer before making off with a hoard of expensive jewellery.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 9th December 2011, 9:00 am

Three men are reported to have barged into her home in Lincoln Road at about 8.15pm on Monday 28th November.

Police are on the hunt for the jewellery stolen, which included a lady’s gold Rolex watch with diamonds at the 12, three, six and nine positions, following the arrest of two people.

They demanded she direct them to the safe, where they located the key and made off with a quantity of expensive jewellery.

The intruders then fled in a silver family saloon car with a tow bar attachment, leaving their victim shaken but uninjured.

Other jewellery stolen included a man’s yellow gold ring, featuring three old brilliant cut diamonds and a heavy yellow gold bark textured solid mount; and a lady’s Art Deco diamond bracelet, featuring six symmetrical panels surrounding a larger panel, and all containing brilliant cut diamonds.

A gold ring, also believed to have been stolen in the burglary, was recovered following the arrest of a 20-year-old woman and 23-year-old man in Sheffield on 29th November on suspicion of armed robbery.

They have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

DC Mick Booth said: “We would like to ask jewellers and those in the market for jewellery, perhaps for a Christmas present, to be on the look out for these particular pieces.”

“As well as being of high monetary value, the jewellery is a family heirloom and of great sentimental value to the owners, who would like it back.”

“If you have seen jewellery matching the descriptions provided please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Notts Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.