Thieves snatch gold jewellery from woman in Shortstown

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A woman was robbed of ‘substantial’ amount of gold jewellery in the centre of Shortstown.

Police are seeking information about the robbery that took place on Central Avenue at 8.05pm on Tuesday, October 7. They are looking for anyone who saw two men in the area around a Silver Audi A6.

DC Jason Wheeler, investigating, said: “The victim was travelling to a friend’s house in their Silver Audi A6 with her husband, who was driving, and two young children. As they were was celebrating the Muslim festival Eid she was wearing a substantial amount of gold jewellery.

“They stopped in Central Avenue, Shortstown at about 8.05pm so she could get some food from the boot of their car for her young children, who were on the back seat of the car.

While at the boot she was approached by two men, one man of whom stood at the back door of the car. The other then threatened her and demanded she remove her jewellery. It took her about a minute and a half to remove all her jewellery including unfastening her bangles. When she handed it over the robbers told her to get back into the car while they made their escape.

The man who threatened her is believed to be white and both men are of slim build.

The robbers stole an 18 carat white Gold Wedding ring, an 18 carat white Gold engagement ring, a 22 carat Gold Asian style necklace and several 22 carat Gold bangles.

DC Jason Wheeler added: “I want to hear from anybody who knows anything about this crime or if anybody has been offered this type of Jewellery. The Jewellery stolen had great sentimental value and for it to be stolen in this way was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who was just passing through our area. There were vehicles passing the victim when this robbery took place and I would like to hear from anybody who may have seen these two males.

“Central Avenue in Shortstown is a residential area and I would like to hear from anyone who am hoping someone saw something that can assist me in catching those responsible.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Jason Wheeler, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.