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Last Updated: Saturday August 15 2009 11:09 GMT

1m reward to catch jewel thieves

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A massive £1 million reward is being offered for information that helps catch the robbers who carried out Britain's biggest gem raid.

Thieves stole jewellery worth a staggering £40 million from a jewellery shop in central London on 6 August.

Two robbers walked into the shop and threatened staff before leaving with the jewels. A 50-year-old man who was later arrested has since been released.

Police say the reward is the biggest ever offered for a crime of this type.