Cumbria Crack

Police continue appeal following St Nicholas Galleries robbery

Police want to speak to this man

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a robbery at St Nicholas Galleries a jewellery shop on Bank Street, Carlisle.

Investigations are ongoing into a man described as wearing a distinctive long red wig with a beanie hat on top and the hood up on a dark grey jacket. It is believed he may have been wearing dark or black make-up to disguise his face. He is described as about 5ft 9” and of skinny build.

The man travelled from the Chiswick Street area to Bank Street on a black and white GT Aggressor mountain bike.

The bike at the centre of the appeal

He then went into St Nicholas Galleries in Bank Street at about 3.40pm Friday 22nd March. The man threatened staff and produced a knife before making off with jewellery. He attempted to leave on the bike but was stopped by staff and made off on foot down Lonsdale Street towards Chiswick Street.

Staff members from the shop are not injured and are being supported by officers.

Detective Inspector James Yallop said: “This man was very distinctively dressed if anyone saw him at or around the time of the incident or knows who he is please contact the police.“

“I urge anyone in the area with CCTV or dashcam footage around the time of the incident to contact police.”

Anyone with information or who seen the man in the area at the time of the robbery is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting log 166 of the 22nd March 2019 or call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.