On 8 May 2008 at 5:34pm FA wrote:
Apparently Clarkes the Jeweller has been raided this afternoon. Anyone know anything ?
On 8 May 2008 at 5:44pm lauren wrote:
Yes it happened about 3.30, 4 robbers tooled up and faces covered, smashed the door managed to grab some gear, thankfully someone walking past saw what was going on so took the keys out of the getaway car. My son and few other chased the robbers, just brought my son back from hospital with cuts and damaged knee. Police at that time had 2 of them but dont know about the other 2. Im not sure but i think a member of staff might have been hurt.
On 8 May 2008 at 5:45pm Evening Anus wrote:
ARMED RAID: Arrests made
« Previous « PreviousNext » Next »View GalleryADVERTISEMENTARRESTS have been made after a brazen daylight raid on a jewellers.
Four robbers with sledgehammers struck at around 3.40pm today (Thursday) at W E Clark and Son, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.
At least one was armed.
A police spokesman said: 'Several people have been arrested after police stopped a car on the A22 near the Boship roundabout at Hailsham following a robbery at a jeweller's shop in Cliffe High Street, Lewes.
'The alarm was raised when a number of people were seen smashing the window of the shop and entering before making off in a car. There are no reports of injuries.
'Police are searching the area and, as a result, there is local traffic congestion.'
On 8 May 2008 at 5:54pm Swagger wrote:
we thought we had it planned, but mikey and paul were n00bing out so I left 'em to fend off the long arm of the law!
Got some good stuff though, thanks for posting it up -- I hope the whole of lewes realises what an unsecure location they live in.
On 8 May 2008 at 6:32pm A Renter wrote:
Well, from what I saw no-one got off in a car. Some brave lady at Bill's put down her latte and blocked Cliffe High St with her Volvo (I kid you not). The robbers then realised they could not reverse 'cos it was a one way street and traffic was backing up over Cliffe bridge. So they abandoned the car and ran down Cliffe High Street towards South Street.
Evening Anus is talking out his Anus. No surprises there. The red "getaway" car, never left the front of the shop. I just hope the staff were OK. I'd be grateful if someone could confirm that.
On 8 May 2008 at 8:55pm renee bird wrote:
"Some brave lady at Bill's put down her latte and blocked Cliffe High St with her Volvo (I kid you not)" You gotta love Lewes!
On 8 May 2008 at 9:04pm Lewey from Lewes wrote:
I saw this happen, Swagger made off in a silver Clio Sport V8 and yes his accomplices were "n00bing" out over which Rolex to swag. I called the police but it was too late, as Swagger made off pretty damn sharpish.
Damn you Swagger! Ill get you! oh yes!
On 8 May 2008 at 9:20pm Swagger wrote:
Right now I'm catchin' some rays in Barbados as we speak.
Sitting around sparkling like a Christmas tree with all this swag dripped over me... Oh the good life!
maybe one day I'll return to that wretched town and splash some cash on it's inhabitants -- but until then it's sun sea and sand all the way!!
On 8 May 2008 at 10:58pm Dahlia Rich wrote:
Did the woman who blocked Cliffe High St with her volvo get a parking ticket? Wouldn't surprise me.
On 9 May 2008 at 1:19am Evening Anus wrote:
Oh Guys....You are so harsh.All I did was Google'Cliffe High Street robbery and cut and paste what was on there.Truth.
On 9 May 2008 at 2:16am Evening Anus wrote:
PEOPLE gave chase after a gang of raiders smashed their way into a jewellers.
Four crooks with sledgehammers struck at around 3.40pm today (Thursday) at W E Clark and Son, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.
At least one was armed with a gun.
The gang all wore green jumpsuits and balaclavas.
As the crooks fled the shop a passer-by grabbed the keys from the thieves' getaway car.
The gang fled down Cliffe High Street towards South Street with five members of the public in pursuit.
As the gang ran, one threatened to shoot his pursuers.
The robbers jumped into a car near the Snowdrop pub and made off.
Police are currently apprehending suspects.
Do you have pictures of the raid?
On 9 May 2008 at 2:20am And again wrote:
Three people have been arrested after a robbery at a jeweller's shop in an East Sussex town.
Police said the alarm was raised when a number of people were seen smashing the window of a shop in Lewes, before making off in a car.
Officers stopped a car on the A22 at Hailsham after the raid in Cliffe High Street and made the arrests.
Jeweller John Clark said there were four customers and two staff in the shop, but nobody was hurt.
He said: "This car turned up about half past three and four men got out armed with very heavy hammers and an iron crowbar.
"They beat their way into the shop, beat the door down, came in, and started smashing the counters up."
He said the men, who then smashed windows and took "quite a lot of stock", had "terrified" his customers and staff.
Adding that members of the public chased the men down Cliffe High Street, he said "people behaved very courageously indeed".
Sussex Police searched the area after the incident on Thursday afternoon.
On 9 May 2008 at 6:35am A Renter wrote:
Sorry Evening Anus, it was meant to be a light-hearted dig at your name! However your reporting was spot on. It seems the raiders were less stupid than I had at first assumed, and had planned to peg it down Cliffe High Street all along.
On 9 May 2008 at 3:34pm angry wrote:
Just shows how lewes rally around when someones in trouble. Good ol Lewes...................
On 9 May 2008 at 3:56pm Lewey from Lewes wrote:
to "angry"; fuk u!
On 9 May 2008 at 3:59pm angry wrote:
back at you to**er. Where you the one they havent caught yet?
On 9 May 2008 at 4:04pm angry wrote:
I gather I.R.A. that your not a lewes lover. shame on you.
On 9 May 2008 at 4:20pm Meathook wrote:
Video (post-robbery interviews) at www.bexhillobserver.net/509/ARMED-RAID-Eyewitness-accounts-of.4066656.jp
On 9 May 2008 at 5:29pm angry wrote:
Just gone on web page. Excellent, covers everything that happened. thanks
On 10 May 2008 at 9:11pm MAGGOTT wrote:
WELL DONE THE PEOPLE OF LEWES. YOU ARE REAL HEROES. WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU. THESE AWFUL BULLIES WHO ROBBED CLARKES JEWELLERS ARE ROTTERS. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.