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Jewellery stolen in Carlisle armed robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a jewellery shop in Carlisle city centre.

An investigation is underway after a robber went into St Nicholas Galleries on Bank Street at about 3.40pm today (March 22).

He produced a knife before making off with jewellery. The robber is described as male, about 5ft 9ins tall and of skinny build.

He wore a dark grey jacket and light grey trainers and had a distinctive red scarf around his head.

It is believed he may have been wearing dark or black make-up to disguise his face.

The robber may have arrived at the store on a bicycle.

Staff members from the shop are not injured but are being supported by officers.

Detective Inspector James Yallop said: “This is a busy part of the city centre so we would urge anybody who saw anything suspicious in this area to contact us.

“I would reassure people that this type of crime is rare in Cumbria.  Enquiries are already underway to find the person responsible.

“If anybody saw anything out-of-the-ordinary or witnessed this man leaving or entering the shop or elsewhere we would ask them to get in touch.”

Call police on 101, referencing incident 166 of March 22 – or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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