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Gary Barnes due in court after lorry ram raid at Parkhouse jewellers in Southampton
8:49am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
A MAN is due to court this morning after a ram raid on a jewellers in central Southampton.
Gary Barnes, 54, of no fixed abode, will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court.
This comes after a lorry reversed through the front of Parkhouse the Jeweller in Above Bar Street, Southampton, at 10.12am on Thursday.
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.