UPDATE – Thieves rob jewellery store on Rue Général de Gaulle

MARIGOT–The high-end store “Jewels by Love” situated on Rue Général de Gaulle, Marigot, was robbed at around 1:45pm Wednesday, and an undisclosed amount of jewellery and watches stolen.

According to Commandant Sébastien Manzoni at least 4 masked thieves, using two scooters, took part in the heist. Two of them, one armed with a gun, entered the store after smashing the glass entrance door with a hammer.

They proceeded to smash showcases and steal the valuables before making their escape as two accomplices waited outside.

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Witnesses said the thieves escaped in the direction of Hotel de la Collectivité. It also emerged they used a grey Suzuki Vitara jeep with no number plates to block the street before approaching the store on scooters.

The store’s manager declined to give any further information.

A forensics unit of the Gendarmerie was busy dusting for fingerprints. Manzoni said a search was already in progress to capture the thieves, and video surveillance footage of the store is being studied.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67276-update-thieves-rob-jewellery-store-on-rue-general-de-gaulle

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