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Man charged with jewels ram raid
10:56pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A MAN has been charged with robbery in connection with a ram raid on a jewellers this morning.
Gary Barnes, 54, of no fixed abode, will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.
This comes after a lorry reversed through the front of Parkhouse the Jeweller in Above Bar Street, Southampton, at about 10.12am this morning.
The lorry's trailer ploughed through the front and the ripped out the window.
Watches were then taken from the Rolex display at the front of the store.
The driver was arrested after white Mercedes cab of the lorry was stopped in Vincent Road, which links Howard Grove with Shirley Avenue, in Shirley, after being in collision with a police car.
The cab was put on the back of a recovery vehicle but just behind, opposite a car park, was a police car which had its front smashed in.
Above Bar Street was closed to traffic and a cordon set up around the shop and the trailer.