Armed raid on Pontefract jewellers - third person arrested

Kingston Jewellers, Ropergate, Pontefract.'A gang of armed robbers threatened staff and made off with a large quantity of jewellery.'p303c437
Kingston Jewellers, Ropergate, Pontefract.'A gang of armed robbers threatened staff and made off with a large quantity of jewellery.'p303c437
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A third person has been arrested after a gang of masked robbers - one brandishing a firearm - raided a jewellers in Pontefract town centre.

Police said a group of four entered Kingston Jewellers on Ropergate last Thursday (September 11) at around 2.35pm.

They threatened staff in the store before making off with a large quantity of jeweller in a car which was later found burnt out on wasteland off Wakefield Road.

No-one was injured in the incident.

A man was arrested last night (Wednesday) and remains in police custody.

A man and a woman - arrested earlier this week - have been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information should call Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.