Two arrests after sledgehammer raid on Leeds jewellers

Two men have been arrested after the window of a Leeds jewellers was smashed with a sledgehammer and stock was stolen.

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The smash and grab theft took place at Craven Jewellers, in High Street, Yeadon, yesterday just after 3pm.

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One of the suspects smashed the window the sledgehammer, reached in and grabbed the jewellery, before leaving in a waiting red Vauxhall Corsa.

CCTV operators in Bradford city centre spotted the vehicle later that afternoon and followed it to a retail park, where the suspects left it.

West Yorkshire Police officers arrested the men a short time later and a sledgehammer and axe were recovered from the car. The two men remain in custody.