The Daily Telegraph

Bur­glar smashes wall in £100,000 jew­els raid

- Crime

A bur­glar smashed through a pub wall with power tools to en­ter a jew­eller’s next door, and steal items worth more than £100,000.

The raider entered the tem­po­rar­ily closed Plug and Taps bar in Pre­ston, then broke into Ge­orge Banks Jew­ellers yes­ter­day. Po­lice said the thief entered the city-cen­tre shop at about 4.30am, and fled about five minutes later.

Det Con Mark Thorn­ton, of Pre­ston CID, said: “It is be­lieved that a man has bro­ken in af­ter smash­ing through the wall us­ing power tools. The of­fender has then bro­ken into a num­ber of dis­play units, steal­ing a sub­stan­tial amount of jewellery.”

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