A JEWELLERY store in Reindeer Court has been burgled by two men riding a moped.
At around 6am on Monday (July 11), the men, who were carrying a rubber ‘fencing foot’, broke into Rock Lobster in the city centre and removed various items of jewellery from the display area.
The two men were seen riding a blue moped with a learner plate on the front through the pedestrian area of St Martin’s Quarter before driving onto Mealcheapen Street and into Reindeer Court.
A moped was later reported to be on fire in a wooded area near King George V playing fields and Laurel Road. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene shortly after 7am.
Inspector Gerard Smith said: “Both men were wearing motorcycle helmets and scarves covering their faces. As well as the helmets, one man wore a camouflage jacket, jeans and white trainers. The other wore a dark blue jacket, jeans, black trainers and motorbike gloves.
“They would have looked very distinctive and it is likely that motorists or members of the public may have seen them travelling to or from the offence.
“Investigations in the burnt out moped found at near Laurel Road are continuing to confirm if it is linked to the burglary. I would appeal directly to local residents who may well have seen people acting suspiciously in the area to come forward and speak to police.
“It is also likely that the fencing foot was stolen from somewhere local and somebody may be aware one is missing but not thought to report it to police.”
If anyone has information that could help our investigation, please contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference number 99s of Monday 11 July.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the website.