Watch thief

AN axe-wielding thief smashed his way into a Sudbury clothes shop before escaping with £1,200 worth of watches.

Javelin in Friars Street was targeted at 5.20am last Wednesday. The alarm sounded and a man, in jeans, black gloves and a black hooded top, was seen running off with Diesel and Adidas watches.

Police are studying CCTV footage. A spokeswoman said about 20 watches were taken and a small axe was found at the scene. Anyone with information should call Pc Gemma Fox on 01284 774100, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.