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Thieves hit David Nicholls with sledgehammer
Thieves hit David Nicholls with sledgehammer Credit: Davand Jewellers

David Nicholls was attacked with a sledgehammer when four thieves broke into this jewellery shop in Bearwood, Birmingham on Saturday.

He sustained a black eye when he was hit in the face as thieves stole ten thousand pounds worth of jewellery.

Jeweller, David Nicholls sustained a black eye in the robbery
Jeweller, David Nicholls sustained a black eye in the robbery Credit: ITV Central
Thieves smashed the glass counter
Thieves smashed the glass counter Credit: Davand Jewellers
David and his wife tried to stop the thieves
David and his wife tried to stop the thieves Credit: Davand Jewellers

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Jeweller attacked with sledgehammer

A jeweller has escaped without injury after being attacked with a sledgehammer during a robbery.

The attack happened at around 4:30pm on Saturday 8th December at Davand Jewellers on Bearwood Road, Bearwood.

The four men got away with tens of thousands of pounds worth of stock.

The victim was lucky to have got away with relatively minor injuries following what was an extremely nasty attack. There was no need for the level of violence used.

– detective constable steve goddard

Thieves beat jeweller with sledgehammer in daylight robbery

Police are investigating after thieves hit a jeweller over the head, twice, with a sledgehammer.

It happened at Davand Jewellers at around 4.30pm on Saturday in Bearwood, in Birmingham.

The jeweller escaped with minor injuries after the four offenders got away with tens of thousands of pounds worth of stock.

The thieves smashed down the front door to the shop and used sledgehammers to break into a glass cabinet in order to gain access to 17 trays of gold.

During the raid, the 52-year-old shop owner pressed a panic alarm, the offenders then struck him twice with the hammer. His wife was also present but was not attacked.

“The victim was lucky to have got away with relatively minor injuries following what was an extremely nasty attack, there was no need for the level of violence used.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any of what happened or anyone who has any information about who may be responsible.”

– Detective Constable, Steve Goddard

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