Gold diamond encrusted Rolex watch worth £10,000 is stolen from Grantham jewellers
A £10,000 gold Rolex watch encrusted with diamonds has been stolen from a Grantham jeweller's shop.
The watch was taken from MD Jewellers in Welby Street yesterday. The shop has posted pictures on Facebook of two men in the store at the time the watch went missing asking people to call the police if they know anything of the theft.
The store says the stolen watch is an 18 carat gold, diamond-set Rolex.
James Rudge, who runs the business with wife Natalie, said two men went into the shop asking to look at gold chains. Mr Rudge said: "As I was showing one man a gold chain, the other chap gained entry to the front window and swiped the watch without any of us knowing. It was very slyly done.
"Not long after they had gone, I felt suspicious about them, and then I realised that it was missing."
Mr Rudge said that after posting news of the theft on Facebook many people had been in touch asking to help and give their sympathy.
He said: "We are overwhelmed by the support. We have not been here long and people we don't know have been coming in to offer their help. There has been amazing support from the community. We moved her in June. This is the first business we have owned."
The couple took over the business from Rosina Armitage and Melvin Dobbs last year.
A police spokesman confirmed the theft was being investigated. She said: "We are investigating the theft of a Rolex watch. At 6.02pm on February 4 we received a report that a gold Rolex had been taken from MD Jewellers. We believe two men entered the shop and one took the watch while another distracted a member of staff. Anyone with any information can call 101, quoting incident number 351 of February 4."