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Investigations continue into robbery in Marlborough
11:22am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
Wiltshire Police is continuing with the investigation into a robbery in Marlborough High Street yesterday.
The incident took place shortly before 9.45am when a number of males entered the Deacon & Sons jewellers, in Marlborough High Street, and started smashing display cabinets and grabbing items of jewellery.
The men then got into a waiting vehicle and sped off towards Aldbourne. This car was then set alight in the Freese Close area of Marlborough.
A second vehicle, a black Seat Leon, then headed towards the direction of Swindon at speed.
This vehicle was in collision with two vehicles on the A419 close to the Great Western Hospital. The occupants of this vehicle then ran off into the wooded area close to the hospital.
Three males were detained and remain in custody at Gablecross Police Station.
Chief Inspector Keith Ewart of Swindon Operations at Wiltshire Police said: “Firstly, I would like to thank each member of the public who has taken the time to contact Wiltshire Police over the last 24 hours with information regarding this incident.
“Thanks to the information provided by these witnesses, we have been able to piece together what has likely happened.
“Secondly, I would like to reassure the Marlborough community that a robust police investigation is underway and there will be an increased police presence in the town for the next couple of days.
“Thankfully, incidents of this nature are rare in Wiltshire but, as we saw yesterday, a prompt and thorough response from Wiltshire Police saw three males quickly detained in connection with this incident.
“I would still urge anyone with information on this incident to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.”