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£200,000 of jewellery stolen from Nottingham store

Four people have been charged following a jewellery shop raid in Nottingham.

Approximately £200,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from display cabinets at Levins Fine Jewellery, in Upper Parliament Street, during closed hours.

The burglary was reported on the morning of Sunday 4 February, having happened overnight.

Nottinghamshire Police launched an investigation and found access was gained through the ceiling of the shop via the unoccupied, adjacent premises.

The following suspects were charged on Saturday (9 March) with conspiring to commit a burglary other than a dwelling with intent to steal:

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  • Adrian Dumbraveanu, aged 56, of Luton
  • Cristi Grigore, aged 40, of Nottingham
  • Paulina Popa, aged 54, of Luton
  • Gheorghe Tagarici, aged 44, of Bedford

The four defendants appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (11 March). Dumbraveanu, Grigore and Tagarici were all remanded into custody and Popa was bailed with conditions.

They are all due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 8 April.

Meanwhile, two men aged 28 and 42, have been released on conditional bail having also been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Detective Constable Ben Grayson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Brazen criminality of this type will not be tolerated and these charges are an important step in our ongoing investigation.

“The impact of burglary on local businesses can be severe, which is why we treat all reports seriously and we will continue our relentless work to put suspects before the courts.”

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