Armed robbers target city centre jewellers

A section of a city centre street in Carlisle is currently cordoned off after two armed robbers wearing balaclavas targeted a jewellers.

It's the second time in two months that the St Nicholas Galleries on Bank Street has been robbed.

During the incident, a man who works in the shop was assaulted.

The robbers are believed to have used a cricket bat.

A third person was involved but remained outside in a blue Ford Fiesta, registration FM66 RYB. It was later found abandoned in the Chiswick Street area.

Several police vehicles and paramedics remain on the scene.

More information on this story as we get it.

“We would urge anybody who sees anyone they think might be these individuals not to approach them – but to phone 999 immediately.

Detective Chief Inspector Helen Harkins