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30 June 2014, 15:57
Northgate Street has now been reopened after thieves tried to smash their way into a jewellers using sledgehammers.
Police were called to the Cox and Son jewellery shop at around 9.20am after reports of windows being smashed.
Three masked men attacked the display windows with sledgehammers but ran away from the shop empty handed when they failed to break the glass.
The men then ran towards the market place before turning left onto Church Plain.
The road was closed while initial investigation were carried out by police and was reopened at 10.30am.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Joyce, from Yarmouth CID, said: "There were a number of staff members inside the jewellers at the time. Fortunately no one was injured although they were understandably left shaken by what happened.
"We immediately deployed officers to the scene and following information from eye-witnesses carried out a number of searches in the local area.
"We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed three men acting suspiciously in the area this morning.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Joyce at Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.