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Man admits armed raid on Broadstone jeweller
A MAN has admitted his part in a terrifying armed raid at a Poole jeweller’s shop last month.
Oladapo Obadare, 20, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to robbing Forum Jewellers in The Broadway, Broadstone, at 10.55am on September 11.
Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Obadare had been a member of a masked gang who used sledgehammers to smash open cabinets before fleeing with thousands of pounds worth of watches and jewellery in a getaway car.
Their haul included two shelves of Citizen watches, worth around £200 each, and diamond rings.
Four men and a woman made their escape in a dark-coloured Chrysler car which was later found abandoned in Lytham Road, Broadstone.
No one was injured during the raid but staff were ordered to lie down at gunpoint.
Director Helen Molloy, who was working in a back office when the raiders struck, told the Daily Echo how one of the gang had waved a gun at her and shouted “get down.”
Helen later thanked her staff and the Broadstone community for their support following the robbery.
The suspects were last seen running through a pathway towards Wallace Road and getting into a pale blue-coloured small vehicle which drove off towards Darby’s Corner roundabout.
In a bid to track down the gang, detectives released CCTV images of two men and a woman they were anxious to trace.
Obadare was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on November 2.