Brazen thieves steal £40,000 of antique jewellery

One of the antique rings stolen from Shapes Furniture and Auction house on Saturday.
One of the antique rings stolen from Shapes Furniture and Auction house on Saturday.
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ANTIQUE jewellery worth £40,000 has been stolen after a break-in at a store in Edinburgh.

Shapes Interior Design and Furniture store on Bankhead Medway was broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Thieves made off with a haul of valuables including several distinctive gold and diamond rings.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the high value break-in, described as a “brazen” crime.

Detective Constable Joyce Gunderson from Police Scotland said: “This was a brazen crime which has led to the theft of antique jewellery worth thousands of pounds, being stolen.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident, who noticed anything suspicious, to contact police as a matter of urgency.

“Similarly anyone who believes they have been offered the stolen items for sale, or has any other information that can assist our inquiries, should also get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.