Brazen daylight Rolex robbery at Eric N Smith


Brazen robbers stormed Eric N Smith Jewellers at the height of its weekend trade on Saturday, stealing a haul of Rolex watches worth £200,000.

The store in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, was targeted by a gang of three men on 2pm on Saturday. The men threatened staff members with a bladed weapon, smashed display cases and filled a black holdall with Rolex timepieces.

No staff at Eric N Smith were hurt during the robbery, which police in Glasgow described as a "terrifying ordeal".


Greater Glasgow CID detective inspector Alan McAlpine said: “This was a terrifying experience for the people working in the shop, and the actions of the three men involved can only be described as brazen.

“Eric N Smith jeweller’s is situated on a very busy road in Newton Mearns, with several shops nearby. On a Saturday afternoon, the area would have been busy with both motorists and pedestrians, and I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of the incident to get in touch.

McAlpine said that his team have traced several witnesses and have been reviewing CCTV footage of the crime.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact police on 101 or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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