Dagenham man who took part in brazen £40,000 jewellery heist jailed

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan - Credit: Archant

A man who stole almost £40,000 worth of luxury jewellery from a high street shop has been jailed.

Timothy Sullivan, of Limbourne Avenue, Dagenham and two others were involved in the brazen day-time raid at Enerst Jones in Exeter.

They managed to grab the Fope jewels - worth £38,500 - from a locked cabinet without shop staff noticing, but were caught on CCTV.

A police investigation was launched and Sullivan was arrested and later pleaded guilty to theft.

On Friday the 48-year-old was sentenced to two years in prison at Exeter Crown Court.

A man and a woman are awaiting trial in relation to the heist on September 1 last year.

Speaking after the raid, Investigating officer DC Adrian Hawkins said: “This offence was bold as brass.

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“They strolled in there and the theft lasted no more than about a minute.”