New leads in �100k King’s Lynn ring theft featured on Crimewatch

Detectives investigating the theft of a ring worth almost �100,000 from a King's Lynn jewellers say they have received a 'significant number of calls resulting in new leads' since it was aired to millions of people on national television.

BBC's Crimewatch, which has been screening national crime appeals for more than 25 years, featured the theft of the ring from the Francis Wain jewellers on Norfolk Street, on a show earlier this month.

Viewers were shown CCTV footage of the theft which happened on Tuesday, October 4 between 3pm and 3.15pm, in a high-profile bid to help police catch the culprit.

The suspect, a man in his mid-40s, entered the shop and, after distracting the assistant, snatched a Picchiotti white gold ring valued just short of �100,000.

Investigating officer Det Con Richard Moden said: 'We are very encouraged by the response we have had from members of the public and we are hopeful that we will be able to resolve the case as soon as possible.'

Information to police on 101.

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