Arrests made after police chase suspected watch robbers in Chelmsford city centre

Police are investigating two armed robberies in Essex. Library image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating two armed robberies in Essex. Library image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after an expensive watch was stolen from an Essex jewellers.

The incident happened at Fish Bros Ltd in High Street, Chelmsford, at around 4.30pm on Thursday, February 8.

Essex Police received reports that suspects stole a watch before running off.

Officers attended and after a short chase on foot they arrested a 25-year-old man from Hammersmith and a 21-year-old man from Hayes.

The pair remain in custody for questioning.


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A police spokesman said: “At this stage we believe three suspects remain outstanding.”

A third person who was detained at the scene has been released.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 687 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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