3 July 2014
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a violent robbery in Edinburgh.
The high-value armed robbery took place on Friday 6th June, when three masked men dressed in dark clothing entered the jewellery store, Hamilton and Inches in George Street, at around 11.30am where they rounded up staff and threatened them with various bladed weapons.
The trio smashed a number of display cabinets before making off with over £1 million worth of goods, including a £325,000 diamond Chatila necklace and eight Patek Phillipe watches ranging from £22,000 to £66,000.
All of the suspects were then seen entering a white BMW car with a waiting driver which was abandoned in Gloucester Lane before getting into a dark blue Honda CRV that was seen heading towards Stockbridge.
The Honda, a late 2007 model, is thought to have travelled north along Gloucester Street on to Kerr Street, then through the main Stockbridge thoroughfare towards Raeburn Place. This vehicle was also abandoned, recovered in a car park at East Pilton Farm Rigg in Edinburgh.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Dave Hunter, Senior Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “We urgently need to find the persons responsible for this violent crime. There would have been a number of people in the general area around the jewellers at the time of this offence, there may also have been people who saw the vehicles being abandoned or who suspect someone they know has been involved. We would urge anyone with information to contact us anonymously, safe in the knowledge that their identity will not be revealed.”
If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.
*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify.
For more information please contact Crimestoppers PR & Media Officer Fiona Murton-Taylor on 0208 835 3752/ email Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org.