A jeweller has been smashed in the face with a sledgehammer by robbers who raided his tiny high street shop. The masked gang stole around £10,000 worth of stock in just a few seconds.
The raid was captured on CCTV, which police are now studying to try to catch the four men, before they can strike again.
David Nicholls was attacked with a sledgehammer when thieves broke into his jewellers in Bearwood in Birmingham on Saturday.
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.
David Nicholls has told ITV Central that "it will take a while to recover" after he was attacked with a sledgehammer while at work.
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.
– detective constable steve goddard
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.
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.
– Detective Constable, Steve Goddard
“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.”