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Second car used in jewellery raid

Michael Jones Jewellers
Police suspect a black Audi and a silver BMW were used as getaway cars

Detectives investigating an armed robbery in which one of the robbers wore a burka now say a second car may have been used in the getaway.

Three men threatened staff at Michael Jones Jewellers in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with handguns and a sledgehammer on Tuesday.

They stole 64 designer watches worth £279,000.

Police are searching for a silver BMW three series estate car with an X-reg plate which was used in the raid.

Fifth offender

Det Insp Steve Duffy said: "We are already aware the three offenders left the shop and got into a black Audi A4 estate car that was being driven by a fourth man.

"We now suspect a second car, a silver BMW three series estate car with an X-reg plate, was also part of the robbery and driven by a fifth offender."

Police believe it may have been spotted in the pedestrian area around Butcher's Row between midday and 1420 BST.

The offenders involved in the armed robbery were described as Asian in appearance and two were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. The third person was dressed in a burka.

The driver of the Audi is thought to be a white man.

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