POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary at a jewellery shop in Nelson in the early hours of yesterday.
The offence took place around 1-30 a.m when a group of four or five masked men forced entry into Answars Jewellers, in Every Street, Nelson, damaging the metal security shutters and smashing a window.
Once inside they escaped with a substantial quantity of Asian jewellery.
Police believe at least two vehicles were used to commit the offence including a green or dark-coloured saloon and a white combi van which was abandoned nearby.
DS Nick Hodgeson, of Pennine CID, said: “This was a carefully planned and orchestrated burglary and I would appeal to anybody with any information which could assist us with our investigation to come forward.
“In particular would appeal to anybody that saw a green or dark-coloured saloon and a white combi van in Nelson around the time of the offence to come forward.”
Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.