Three arrested after '£22,000 jewellery shoplifting spree' in Tunbridge Wells

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By kentsussex | Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 15:17

Three people have been arrested following the theft of jewellery worth over £22,000 in Tunbridge Wells.

At 2:30pm on 21 January, a number expensive rings were reported stolen during a shoplifting at a jewellery store in Monson Road.

An off-duty police officer spotted the suspects leaving the scene in a car and took a note of the registration plate.

Around 30 minutes later a car was stopped on the M25 near junction four and three men, aged 30, 37 and 52 years-old were arrested on suspicion of theft. 

The 52 year-old man was later released on bail until 20 March. The 30 year-old and 37 year-old were both released on bail until 28 January.

Detective Constable Nicola Hilton from Kent Police said: "This was an extremely swift response and within 40 minutes of the offence taking place we had three suspects in custody, who have been released on bail whilst we investigate further. 

"I would still be keen to speak to anyone who saw the theft take place, or who has any information, to contact us."

Anyone with any information can contact DC Hilton at Kent Police by calling 101, and quoting crime reference YY/1320/13. 

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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