Two arrested over Guernsey pickaxe jewellery shop raid

Two people have been arrested in connection with a pickaxe raid on a jewellers in Guernsey.

Owners of N St J Paint and Sons estimated that more than £300,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from their shop in the Pollet, at about 04:30 BST on Good Friday.

Police said the pickaxe was used to smash a window.

Crimestoppers is offering up to £1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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

Detectives want to trace a person who was walking towards Lloyds Bank at about 04:30 BST on Friday, and anyone who has information about the pickaxe used in the raid.

A police spokesman said: "High-value thefts of this nature are rare in Guernsey."

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