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Diamond Ring Stolen In Dorchester Smash And Grab Raid

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2:46pm 24th December 2013

Detectives in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a valuable diamond ring was stolen from a shop in the town.

The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Monday 23 December 2013 at Allum and Sidaway Jewellers in South Street.

A man entered the shop and used a hammer to smash a glass display cabinet. A high-value platinum ring with a circular diamond solitaire worth £16,000 was stolen.

The offender is described as a white man, aged in his thirties, five feet nine inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up.

Detective Sergeant Tom Isaac, of Weymouth CID, said: “I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information about this incident to contact me.

“I am particularly keen to hear from members of public who may have seen someone matching the description of the offender in the South Street area on Monday afternoon.

“I would also appeal for anyone who has been offered a valuable diamond ring to buy for an unusually low price or in suspicious circumstances to get in touch.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:451. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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