HIGH-VALUE pieces of jewellery were stolen in broad daylight from a Wrexham town centre store jewellery store.
Police have launched an investigation into the theft, which took place yesterday afternoon at the Ernest Jones shop in Hope Street.
The company has stressed no members of staff were harmed in the raid, but they will be offered counselling.
The police are appealing witnesses to help with their inquiries.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said no weapons were used.
Mr McGivern said the theft was reported at about 1.45pm.
A statement from Ernest Jones referred to the incident as a ‘robbery’.
It stressed the company’s priority was on the wellbeing of the members of staff who were on duty.
The statement said: “A number of high value pieces were taken from the store, however no members of staff were harmed in the incident.
“Our efforts are currently focussed on ensuring the welfare of our staff and we’ll be spending time with each of them to offer them counselling following this robbery.”
The shop was reopened later on Thursday afternoon.
A shopper who was in the town centre following the theft said: “I was walking up from Queen’s Square and I was passed by a police car. A little further on I saw a police van outside the jewellers with a police officer in it.
“A forensic support vehicle was also outside. I looked inside Ernest Jones and saw a police officer talking to staff at the back of the shop.”
Mr McGivern asked anyone with any information to get in contact with police by telephoning 101, quoting crime reference number P164332.