Moment Gang Smashed Up Jewellery Shop In £300k Heist As They Are Jailed For 49 Years

Robbers who travelled 150 miles to carry out a 'ruthless' £300,000 jewellery heist have been jailed for a total of 49 years.

The gang of five drove several hours from Greater Manchester to target a family-run shop in Newcastle upon Tyne before subjecting the owner to a terrifying raid.

Armed with sledgehammers, they carried out their 'highly organised' and 'ruthlessly executed' operation in broad daylight, smashing display cabinets before making off with some £300,000 worth of jewellery.

In a terrifying operation, the raiders used sledgehammers to smash into display cabinets and steal expensive goods.

As the shop owner desperately tried to stop the gang, one thief lifted a sledgehammer above his head so the group could make a quick getaway.

Neither the jewellery or money has been recovered.

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