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Searches underway after Truro armed robbery

An investigation has started following an armed robbery in Truro. Credit: ITV News

An investigation has started following an armed robbery at Michael Spiers Jewellers on Lemon Street, Truro.

Officers were notified just before 10am on Wednesday 10 January, to reports of an armed robbery involving several men at the jewellers.

A member of the public is believed to have been injured in the incident. His injuries are said to be minor.

We have reports that four to five armed men entered the jewellers. A firearm has been seized at the scene.

It is believed that a noxious liquid was sprayed at a member of the public, his injuries are being treated as minor and paramedics treated him at the scene.

This is an extremely rare incident to happen in Truro and thankfully no one was seriously harmed in the incident.

– Inspector Rick Milburn, Devon and Cornwall Police



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