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Vehicle information released after armed robberies at jewellers

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.

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Police linking two jewellery shop armed robberies

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.

“There was an immediate police response with officers being despatched to the scene and a team of detectives are investigating the incident.

“There are clearly similarities between this robbery and the one that took place in Yarm in November and numerous lines of enquiry are being pursued in both cases.

“Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen, or have knowledge of, a silver Citroen C Crosser motorvehicle bearing the registration plates MK60 XCD. We believe this vehicle was involved in the robbery and it was later discovered abandoned in the car park next to Leader timber merchants on Newport Road, Middlesbrough.

“We would also appeal to local hoteliers and to those who run local Bed & Breakfast venues to alert us should they have had any guests who may have raised their suspicions over recent days and who may have spoken with a North-West accent.”

– emporary Detective Chief Inspector John Ward

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.

Armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers

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.

Market Cross Jewellers in Middlesbrough Credit: Incidents on Teesside & County Durham

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.

Read More: Audi recovered in hunt for Yarm armed robbers

Police at the scene in Middlesbrough Credit: Incidents on Teesside & County Durham

Video of Yarm Jewellers robbery released by police

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.

Audi recovered in hunt for Yarm armed robbers

The vehicle recovered after the armed robbery in Yarm is an Audi A6. Credit: Cleveland Police

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.

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