x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Pair grab gold from Sharjah jewellery store

Two men asked to see items of jewellery, then seized them and fled, store owners say.

SHARJAH // Two men raided a jewellery store in Sharjah and made off with gold worth Dh75,000 last night.

At around 10.30pm, as Al Masoum Jewellery in the Rolla area was closing shop, the owners say two men entered the store posing as potential buyers.

The pair allegedly enquired after certain pieces of gold jewellery and, when the shop assistant removed the items from the display case, they grabbed the goods and fled.

The store owners immediately sounded the alarm and summoned police, who arrived 10 minutes later.

It is the second time in two years that the store has been the target of a heist.