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Man arrested over raid on Eric N Smith jewellers

Eric N Smith jewellers in Newton Mearns
Robbers with hammers smashed the watch display case

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a raid on a jewellers shop in East Renfrewshire.

Robbers targeted Eric N Smith jewellers on Ayr Road, in Newton Mearns, at about 14:30 on Saturday.

One robber threatened staff with a "large bladed weapon" and two other men smashed several displays of expensive watches.

The gang then made off with Rolex watches believed to be valued at £200,000.

The arrested man is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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