Robbers steal £21,000 worth of rings from jeweller

Police say the rings are worth �21,000. Picture: Julie Bull
Police say the rings are worth �21,000. Picture: Julie Bull
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Two high-value engagement rings with a combined value of £21,000 have been stolen from an Edinburgh jeweller.

The incident happened around midday on Saturday at the Robert Anthony store on Rose Street.

A man entered the shop and enquired about engagement rings.

During this time a second man entered the store and distracted the other member of staff who was working within.

The first man then snatched the rings and both men made off west along Rose Street before being lost to sight.

Officers are now asking anyone who can assist with their enquiries into this theft to come forward.

The first male is described as white, late twenties to early thirties, wearing a khaki fleece and trousers. He also was wearing a khaki winter hat with earflaps.

The second male is described as white, mid to late twenties, wearing a heavy winter jacket and a winter hat with earflaps.

Detective Constable Gavin Watson said: “The suspects did not threaten the staff members in anyway, but used distraction tactics and seized on the opportunity to make off with two valuable engagement rings.

“We are keen to hear from any members of the public who were on Rose Street on Saturday afternoon and remember seeing anyone or anything suspicious in the area.

“In addition, anyone who recognises the description of these men and can help identify them is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or 0131 311 3131 or alternatively crimestoppers on 0800 555 111