SLIDESHOW: Town centre jewellery shop robbed by masked raiders

This was the scene after axe-wielding masked raiders robbed a jewellery shop at the heart of Doncaster town centre this morning.

The burglary occurred just before 11.25am this morning, when three masked men entered the premises of Bell Brothers and HL Browns jewellery shop in St Sepulchre Gate.

The scene on Hall gate in Doncaster following an alleged armed robbery at Bell Brothers jewellers.

The scene on Hall gate in Doncaster following an alleged armed robbery at Bell Brothers jewellers.

It is alleged that the men threatened staff with weapons that are believed to include a hammer and an axe, before fleeing with a quantity of watches.

It is believed that while fleeing, the men caused damage to a police vehicle.

The men left the scene in a vehicle, which appears to have crashed on Hall Gate.

It was then abandoned by the men, who fled the scene on foot, and has since been recovered nearby by officers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 346 of January 28, 2014

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