Detectives investigating an armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, have appealed for information about a car that could have been used.
The incident took place on January 13. A silver Citreon C Crosser was later found abandoned in the car park next to Leader timber merchants on Newport Road, Middlesbrough.
Officers believe that a light green Peugeot 307 which was also found abandoned in the Gresham area on Saturday January 17 may have also been involved in the incident. It is believed that the vehicle had false registration plates attached to it.
An earlier robbery at Market Cross Jewellers on Yarm High Street on November 10 was being linked to the incident in Middlesbrough.
A 24-year-old man from the Blakely area of Manchester who was arrested on January 8 on suspicion of robbery, in connection with the Yarm incident, and a 19-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of robbery both remain on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
Detectives have confirmed they are linking an armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers in Middlesbrough with a robbery at the company's branch in Yarm in November.
Market Cross Jewellers on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, was robbed on January 13.
The offenders entered the jewellers with what are believed to be hand axes as weapons. No one was injured during the incident.
Officers have confirmed that they are linking the incident with another robbery which took place at Market Cross Jewellers on Yarm High Street on November 10.
A 24-year-old man from the Blakely area of Manchester was arrested on January 8 on suspicion of robbery, in connection with the Yarm incident. He has now been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Cleveland Police has confirmed they are investigating an armed robbery which took place at Market Cross Jewellers in Middlesbrough earlier today.
It happened on Linthorpe Road around 4:30pm this afternoon, during the company's shopping hours.
No one was injured and it is not yet known how much was stolen.
The firm's Yarm store was targeted in November and Cleveland Police say they are investigating the link between the two incidents.
Detectives investigating an armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers on Yarm High Street on Monday (November 10) have released footage taken on a mobile phone of the robbers leaving the store in a silver Audi.
A passing member of the public captured the moment that the four offenders, all dressed in black, left the store and got into an Audi A6 before leaving the scene.
The vehicle was later recovered near to Yarm Cricket Club on Leven Road, Yarm.
The offenders had entered the store shortly before 5pm, armed with what are believed to be bladed or edged weapons.
No-one was injured although the suspects took a large number of high value watches and jewels.
However shop staff were understandably badly shocked by the incident.
An Audi A6 has been recovered at Yarm Cricket Club after an armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers on Monday 10th November.
Police suspect this car is stolen and are asking anyone who saw this vehicle in or around Yarm High Street before or during the robbery (which took place just before 5pm) to contact them on 101.
A historic hotel that was damaged by fire earlier this month is hosting a party for the firefighters who helped save it.
Crathorne Hall near Yarm is due to reopen in mid-November after the fire destroyed most of the east wing. Around 100 firefighters were at the scene.
A bride due to be married on Friday says she spent a day in tears after learning that part of her wedding venue has burnt down.
One wing of the Crathorne Hall Hotel near Yarm went up in flames earlier.
And it means Catherine Plant's wedding to Jonathan Cook can't go ahead.
The couple are now forced to make last minute plans to move the ceremony and reception.
A meeting is being held to discuss whether the town of Yarm can formally apply to leave the Borough of Stockton and become part of Yorkshire.
The meeting follows a poll in May which found 9 out of 10 people in the town were in favour of shifting the boundary.
Stockton Borough Council Cabinet is considering the request but the costs of an application to the Boundary Commission are around £100,000 and there is currently no budget for it.
On the eve of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War the region has marked the conflict with a number of services and parades.
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