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Jewellery stolen in smash-and-grab raid at Gemini jewellers in Sheerness High Street

By Lewis Dyson

An investigation has been launched after a smash-and-grab raid at a Sheppey jewellers this morning.

Three windows at the front of Gemini, in Sheerness High Street, were broken at 3.10am before women's jewellery worth an estimated £6,000 was stolen.

Owner Tony Mankelow said the raiders caused around £5,000 of damage after forcing open the shutters, smashing glass and trying to crowbar the front door.

Police taped off Gemini Jewellers in Sheerness High Street
Police taped off Gemini Jewellers in Sheerness High Street

He added he hopes to have the business open and back to normal in about a week and reassured his customers nothing of theirs was taken.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are at the scene and are examining forensic evidence, as well as following up a number of lines of inquiry."

A cordon was put in place around the front of the shop and shattered glass could be seen in the shop's entrance.

Video: A police cordon outside the Sheerness store

The stolen items include gold bangles, hoop earrings and rings.

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