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Jewellery worth £10,000 stolen from Gravesend store

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 October 2013

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the robbery at Blackwells.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the robbery at Blackwells.

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More than £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen during a robbery at a Gravesend shop last week.

Kent Police were called to Blackwells, in Gravesend High Street, at around 2pm on October 16.

A man is alleged to have visited the shop earlier in the day and asked staff to set aside some items for him to buy later. He returned with a weapon, believed to be a knife, before leaving with the stolen goods.

The suspect is described as heavy built, with dark brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a dark woollen hat, a hoodie and tan-coloured canvas shoes.

Images have now been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Investigating officer, Det Con Natalie Collin said: “This incident left staff frightened and shocked. They had repeatedly tried to help the offender earlier in the day when he tried to buy some jewellery from them.

“We believe the man in these images has information that could assist us with our enquiries and think he spent a lot of the day in the High Street, so if you saw this man or think you know who it is, don’t hesitate to give us a call.”

Anyone with information should call Det Con Collin on 01474 366098, quoting reference XY/033163/13. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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