Getaway car used in jewellery robbery found abandoned in town

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  • Robbers used hammer to smash jewellery cabinet and make off with valuable haul from Watford store yesterday
  • Offenders made off in a red Volkswagen Passat, which was later found in Hemel Hempstead
  • Police appeal for anyone who saw the getaway car to contact them

A getaway car used after a jewellery robbery was found abandoned in Hemel Hempstead yesterday.

Robbers who attacked a Cash and Cheque Express store in nearby Watford at around midday had piled into a red Volkswagen Passat after the raid, in which a quantity of jewellery was swiped.

However, I would appeal to anyone who was in the St Albans Road area of Watford, or between there and Apsley yesterday afternoon and saw what happened or saw the vehicle to contact police.

Det Sgt Jo Goodson

Two crooks had entered the store and smashed a glass cabinet with a hammer before making off with the haul, and the car was later discovered on Two Waters Road near the Plough or ‘Magic’ roundabout.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Three men, all from Borehamwood, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. The men – two aged 23 and one aged 59 – remain in police custody.

Det Sgt Jo Goodson, investigating, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank those members of the public who have already assisted officers with our enquiries.

“However, I would appeal to anyone who was in the St Albans Road area of Watford, or between there and Apsley yesterday afternoon and saw what happened or saw the vehicle to contact police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police non-emergency number 101, quoting the crime reference C4/15/634.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.