1. ITV Report

Armed robbers target city centre jewellers

Bank street in Carlisle cordoned off. Credit: ITV Border

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.

“This is a busy part of the city centre so we would urge anybody who saw anything suspicious in this area to contact us.

“People can be reassured that enquiries are already well underway to find the people responsible.

“If anybody saw anything that might be relevant please contact us on the numbers below.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Helen Harkins