THOUSANDS of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen from a pawnbrokers.

Detectives are looking for gold broaches, earrings and necklaces from a display unit and back counter of Ramsdens in Nicholas Arcade Shopping Centre in Lancaster on Thursday.

CCTV footage shows two people dressed in dark clothing and face masks lower themselves from the ceiling onto a desk before stealing the items, worth around £32,000.

The items were placed in large black holdalls and taken away via the same entry point three minutes later.

The people are believed to have got inside the closed shopping centre by the loading area via the roof.

The images show a selection of the 14 carat gold items which were stolen, some of which are unique in style.

DC Adam Jussub said: “This crime was committed in the early evening and members of the public may have seen people on the roof or vehicles parked nearby.

"We would urge anyone who saw anything to get in touch.

“Some of the jewellery is also quite unique.

"So we would also appeal to the public to contact police if they come across any of these unusual items."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 1391 of February 6, 2020.