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Hunt for man who grabbed necklace from Darwen jeweller

Lancashire Telegraph: Hunt for man who grabbed necklace from Darwen jeweller Hunt for man who grabbed necklace from Darwen jeweller

A NECKLACE worth more than £1,000 was snatched from a market stall worker.

Police are trying to trace a man captured on CCTV who took the men’s gold chain from Gold And Times in Darwen Market.

The man approached the store, in the centre of the market, just before noon and asked if he could look at the necklace.

While the item, with a second-hand value of £1,300, was being shown to him he snatched it and ran away.

Staff chased after him but he got away and ran down Redearth Road.

Business owner Jonathan Whitehead said it was the first incident of its nature since he opened the business in 1995.

He said: “We were selling it for £1,300 but if you were to buy it new it would be more than £2,000.

“It shook Katie, the shop assistant who was working at the time.

“We have built up a solid customer base over the last 18 years and it is really upsetting when something like this happens.”

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to call 101, quoting log number LC-2014-0122-0465.

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9:55am Fri 24 Jan 14

Ex-Darrener says...

I know this is being pedantic, but he would have run up Redearth Road from the town centre rather than down. It's a hill. It's also a little way from the town centre, with Bridge Street in between up to the junction with Sudell Road.
I know this is being pedantic, but he would have run up Redearth Road from the town centre rather than down. It's a hill. It's also a little way from the town centre, with Bridge Street in between up to the junction with Sudell Road. Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 17

10:43am Fri 24 Jan 14

Johnh1995 says...

A necklace on Darwen market worth £1300.00 ???
A necklace on Darwen market worth £1300.00 ??? Johnh1995
  • Score: -13

10:54am Fri 24 Jan 14

darwenTower says...

Johnh1995 wrote:
A necklace on Darwen market worth £1300.00 ???
Why on earth not?

They're a jewellers, the fact that it's on a market is by the by.
[quote][p][bold]Johnh1995[/bold] wrote: A necklace on Darwen market worth £1300.00 ???[/p][/quote]Why on earth not? They're a jewellers, the fact that it's on a market is by the by. darwenTower
  • Score: 15

12:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Biggy12 says...

Always amazes me how with today's technology the CCTV stills always look like they've been taken with a old 3megapixel camera phone
Always amazes me how with today's technology the CCTV stills always look like they've been taken with a old 3megapixel camera phone Biggy12
  • Score: 18

1:23pm Fri 24 Jan 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

What a stupid idea selling jewelry from a market stall, have you ever heard of shops?
What a stupid idea selling jewelry from a market stall, have you ever heard of shops? 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -20

2:35pm Fri 24 Jan 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

Lad on pic does not look like he has £13 quid in his pocket never mind £1300 yet CCTV shows shop worker handing over item for him to look at and surprise surprise he ran off with it! Doh! Never see that bit if jewellery again or the lad
Lad on pic does not look like he has £13 quid in his pocket never mind £1300 yet CCTV shows shop worker handing over item for him to look at and surprise surprise he ran off with it! Doh! Never see that bit if jewellery again or the lad crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Fri 24 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

eastern European thief who makes a living out of opportunities as easy as this, don,t call me racist l,m stating facts,
eastern European thief who makes a living out of opportunities as easy as this, don,t call me racist l,m stating facts, noddy57
  • Score: 9

6:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
What a stupid idea selling jewelry from a market stall, have you ever heard of shops?
It's the Market Hall, not the market.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: What a stupid idea selling jewelry from a market stall, have you ever heard of shops?[/p][/quote]It's the Market Hall, not the market. happycyclist
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Fri 24 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

Never trust anyone simple as that especially one who looks like he hasn't a pot to pissss in
Never trust anyone simple as that especially one who looks like he hasn't a pot to pissss in phil kernot
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Mon 27 Jan 14

We'll win the next one says...

phil kernot wrote:
Never trust anyone simple as that especially one who looks like he hasn't a pot to pissss in
Sign of the times unfortunately . Bet she won’t be as trusting in the future. Ins wont pay out on that.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: Never trust anyone simple as that especially one who looks like he hasn't a pot to pissss in[/p][/quote]Sign of the times unfortunately . Bet she won’t be as trusting in the future. Ins wont pay out on that. We'll win the next one
  • Score: 0

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