UPDATE: Thieves steal up to £1 million worth of jewellery from Milton Keynes store

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An estimated £1 million worth of jewellery was stolen from thecentre:mk in the early hours of this morning.

An investigation has been launched into the high-value burglary at Leslie Davis Jewellers in Central Milton Keynes at 3am.

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Police are now concluding their forensic investigation and are working to allow normal access to roads near thecentre:mk.

Det Insp Ian Jarvis, from Milton Keynes Force CID said: “This burglary was carried out by offenders who used planned distraction and deterring tactics to delay officers attending the scene.

“These included setting small fires nearby as well as using metal ropes to prevent vehicular access and padlocking entry gates.”

The value of items stolen, originally reported to police as an estimated amount of £1million, has yet to be established.

Mr Jarvis added: “We are finalising our forensic work and closing down the scene watches that were in place. There continues to be some disruption to access by the overbridge, however we are working to minimise this and thank the public and businesses in the area for their patience.

“I would ask the public for their patience while we carry out this necessary part of our investigation.”

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation should contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and ask to speak to Milton Keynes Force CID.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.