Man in court over £50,000 raid on jewellers

A man will appear in court in relation to the robbery. Picture: Julie Bull
A man will appear in court in relation to the robbery. Picture: Julie Bull
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A MAN is due to appear in court today in connection with a daylight raid on a city jewellers.

Three Rolex watches worth a total of £50,000 were stolen in the heist at Laing, in May.

The culprit then fled through rush-hour traffic on a moped.

The robbery, at Scotland’s oldest family jewellers, came months after a major heist at nearby Rox Edinburgh.

It followed the opening of a new Rolex Room and purpose-built specialist watch workshop in a bid to expand its high end watch business.

The Frederick Street outlet boasts Scotland’s largest collection of luxury watches.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged during the night in connection to the theft at Laing jewellers.”

He will appear at the city’s Sheriff Court later today.