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Milton Keynes' Fraser Hart thieves stole £650,000 of jewels

Forensic team at the Centre: MK Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Police said the robbery was "deliberate and well-planned"

Thieves who targeted a jewellery shop in an early-hours raid escaped with £650,000 of items, police have said.

"Extensive damage" was caused in and around Fraser Hart in the Silbury Arcade, Milton Keynes during the break-in at about 03:30 GMT on Saturday.

The burglars tried to cover their escape by starting a fire nearby and padlocking a chain across the road to prevent a police pursuit.

Det Ch Insp Kelly Glister said it was fortunate that nobody was hurt.

Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption CCTV footage was taken of the thieves
Image caption Parts of the Centre: MK were sealed off so police could investigate the area

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