Five people have been arrested following a high-value burglary at an antique shop in the Cotswolds.
Gloucestershire police were called to Mickleton Antiques, on Stratford Road, after reports that unknown offenders had removed an alarm system from the building before gaining entry to the shop.
The group searched the property before leaving with multiple items of jewellery, worth £100,000, on Monday, October 17.
Acting chief inspector Marcus Forbes-George from the Cotswolds and Stroud Operation Vanguard Team said: “We’ve been working tirelessly since the burglary was reported to us, as brazen crimes like this will not be tolerated here in Gloucestershire.
“Crimes like these have a massive impact on victims and we will do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved for their hard work and dedication as our investigation continues.”
Officers from the Operation Vanguard Team made the arrests on Thursday morning (November 3) after executing warrants at addresses in Cheltenham, Churchdown, and Gloucester.
A 41-year-old man from Churchdown, a 38-year-old woman from Gloucester, a 33-year-old man from Cheltenham, a 21-year-old man from Cheltenham and an 18-year-old man from Cheltenham were all arrested on suspicion of burglary.
They currently remain in police custody for questioning.
The warrants were executed after police gathered information about the burglary, in which gold and silver worth £100,000 was taken.
Mickleton Antiques reopened following the burglary on Wednesday, October 19.
A staff member said: “Thank you so much for everyone’s support, kind messages and comments.
“It means more than you will know.
“I know we haven’t replied to everyone but as you can imagine it’s been a very tough few days.
“We are still here, we are open and we are ready to greet our wonderful customers.”
Now, Gloucestershire Constabulary is asking anyone who witnessed the burglary, saw suspicious activity in the area, or has information which could help with the investigation, to get in touch.
Information can be reported online by completing the ‘Tell Us About’ form, quoting incident 121 of October 17.
Alternatively, you can call police on 101, or phone the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org.