Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Man arrested over £25,000 raid at Isle of Man jewellers

CCTV Image copyright Isle of Man police
Image caption The man was wearing a distinctive full face crash helmet with a red logo

A man has been arrested in connection with a hammer raid at a jewellery shop in the Isle of Man.

About £25,000 worth of jewellery was taken by a man wielding a hammer in the robbery at RHS Jewellers on Prospect Hill in Douglas at 16:00 BST on 9 May.

A police spokesman said the man has been detained at its headquarters and enquiries are ongoing.

The shop owner was left shaken but was not injured.

CCTV footage of the suspect has been released by police.

A motorcycle used in the raid was stolen from the Tynwald Street area of Douglas and later recovered from the rear of Belmont Terrace.

The man was wearing a distinctive full face crash helmet with a red logo, which was found near the discarded motorcycle along with a hammer and remains of clothing. All had been burnt.

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