One charged in jewel heist

| 16/01/2012

magnum robbery.jpg(CNS): The police have now charged a 34-year-old George Town man with a violent broad daylight jewellery shop robbery a few days before Christmas. Julio Newball has been charged with a list of crimes including robbery, handling stolen property, possession of criminal property, theft of a motor vehicle, arson and driving whilst disqualified. The incident took place at the Magnum Jewellery store in a busy downtown George Town on 22 December at around 11.20 am. The man along with two other accomplices smashed into display cases at the front of the open store in Cardinal Avenue with axes and grabbed a selection of high end jewellery.

Police arrested Newball, who was due to appear in court on Monday, following a police operation in the Windsor Park area of George Town on Wednesday 10 January when a quantity of jewellery was also recovered.

Following the robbery the three man had fled in a stolen Rav 4 vehicle, which was later found burnt out a short time later in Wahoo Close, George Town. The men were then believed to have escaped in a maroon SUV.

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