Police appeal following early morning town centre robbery

Police are are investigating a robbery in Colchester where watches worth a five figure sum were stolen.

Two suspects riding a motorbike used a hammer to smash the front doors of Ernest Jones jewellers in Shewell Walk, Colchester, at about 4.35am on Wednesday 12th December.

Display cases were smashed during the raid and TAG Heuer and Longines watches were stolen.

Police have reported one of the suspects had what appeared to be a gun. Two security guards were inside the premises at the time but were unhurt.

A police spokesperson said the suspects were described as white, aged in their late teens to early 20s and wore black leathers. One had a white crash helmet.

Officers later carried out a search of the area and enquiries are ongoing.

Witnesses and anyone with information or video footage are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 106 of December 12.

Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org