Jewellery stolen in Honiton antiques shop robbery

CCTV image of jewellery suspect The robber is described as white, of slim build, heavily unshaven, with short dark hair and aged between 30 and 50.

A shop worker has been attacked and thousands of pounds' worth of jewellery stolen during a robbery at an antiques shop in east Devon.

A man raided Banwell Antiques in High Street, Honiton, at about 09:00 GMT on Saturday, attacking the female staff member as she opened the shop.

Police said a "high value quantity of jewellery" was taken in what they said was an "extremely rare" incident for the area.

The store worker was shaken but unhurt.

Items the robber took included a number of gold bangles, bracelets, necklaces and rings, including 200-300 rings set with diamonds and semi precious stones.

The robber was described as white, of slim build, heavily unshaven, with short dark hair and aged between 30 and 50.

He was wearing a blue coat, blue denim jeans, black trainers, a beige coloured flat cap and carrying a blue rucksack.

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