Pickaxe man raids jewellery store in Guernsey

A man armed with a pickaxe has raided a jewellers in Guernsey, making off with diamond rings and necklaces.

Police said the burglar used the weapon to smash the window of N St J Paint and Sons in the Pollet, at about 04:30 BST on Good Friday.

Officers want to trace a man in his 20s in connection with the raid.

The Paint family is offering a reward for information that results in the recovery of the jewellery taken by the raider.

The man police are looking for is described as about 5ft 10in and slim. He was wearing a dark hooded top and dark jeans.

Detectives are also keen to track two possible witnesses; a person walking towards Lloyds Bank, and a man wearing shorts and carrying a rucksack seen walking up the Pollet.

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