Jewel thief is sought

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY JONATHAN KALMUS

PO­LICE HAVE asked for the pub­lic’s help in hunt­ing a man in con­nec­tion with rob­beries of Jewish jew­ellers from Lon­don and Manch­ester, in which thou­sands of pounds worth of di­a­monds were stolen.

Mark Cun­niffe, 50, has al­ready evaded sev­eral ar­rest at­tempts by Greater Manch­ester Po­lice. He is wanted for con­spir­acy to steal £220,000 worth of jew­ellery from a di­a­mond seller in Prest­wich in June 2010.

Po­lice be­lieve Cun­niffe was part of a high-tech op­er­a­tion in which so­phis­ti­cated track­ing de­vices were covertly fit­ted to three Jewish jew­eller’s cars. The man who fit­ted the track­ing de­vices was jailed for four years last month.

In Septem­ber 2010, £150,000 worth of di­a­monds were stolen in Sal­ford. Po­lice stopped a third rob­bery when a man who sold jewels for Edg­ware jew­ellers Gems of the World, dis­cov­ered he was be­ing tracked.

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