ARMED robbers who raided Fraser Hart jewellers this morning have escaped police.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Luke Grove from Milton Keynes CID, said the suspects are no longer believed to be in the Central Milton Keynes area.
The raid took place at 10.16am at the store in thecentre:mk.
Three men entered the shop and broke into display cabinets before fleeing the scene with a large quantity of high value Rolex watches.
The three are all black. The first, around 6ft 1in, was wearing black clothing and was of medium build. The second wore a black jacket, blue jeans and was of medium build. The third was around 6ft. He wore a blue top and dark trousers.
DS Grove said: “We believe that the suspects are no longer in the Central Milton Keynes area. No firearms were used in the robbery and smoke that filled the shop was part of the proprietary security system.
“It is very early into our investigation. However, there is no need for the public and shoppers in the arcade to be concerned. There will be a police presence at the scene while the investigation is on-going.”
The robbery is not the first time that a jewellers in thecentre:mk has been targetted in the run up to Christmas.
In December 2009, two men stole watches from Leslie Davies jewellers before escaping in a car.
Anyone who witnessed the latest incident or who has information that can assist the investigation should contact police on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.