April 26, 2021 10.41 am This story is over 8 months old

Expensive watches taken in Lincoln jewellers burglary

Hole in the shutters and glass across the floor

A number of high value watches were stolen from a Lincoln jewellers in the early hours of Monday morning.

A big hole can be seen in the shutters at Ernest Jones on Lincoln High Street, where glass is shattered across the floor inside.

The burglary was reported to police at 2.29am on Monday, April 26 and a cordon was put in place.

There was a hole in the shop’s shutters and glass was shattered across the floor. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Ernest Jones on Lincoln High Street was temporarily closed after the incident. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Police and a Crime Scene Investigation officer also attended the scene, but no arrests have been made at this stage.

It is not yet known how long the shop will be closed for.

A Crime Scene Investigation Officer at the scene. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary to come forward. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Anyone with information to assist police’s ongoing investigation should contact 101 quoting incident number 19 of April 26.

Signet Jewellers, which operates around 3,600 stores under several name brands including Ernest Jones, said: “The break in activated our Fog Bandit system which impaired visibility and dispelled the thieves quickly.

“We are working with the police closely to assist with the investigation.”

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