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Two jailed for Beverley gems raid

Two men have this week been jailed for their part in a raid on a Beverley jewellers. And police say they are still looking for a third man (see CCTV image, right).

Ian Billany, 39, and Lee Rose, 38, both of Morpeth Street in Hull received prison sentences totalling more than 26 years for the burglary at High Rice Jewellers in Saturday Market, Beverley, in the early hours of Monday November 4th last year as well as their involvement in an armed robbery on Newland Avenue, Hull three days earlier.

Jewellery to the value of £25,000 was stolen in the Beverley raid.

Billany was convicted of the burglary and the armed robbery following an earlier eight-day trial at Hull Crown Court, while Rose admitted robbery and burglary in relation to the same incidents. They had been remanded until this week, awaiting sentence.

At the trial the court heard that during the bank raid, Billany and Rose wore horror clown masks. The pair then went on to raid the Luxe jewellers in Beverley’s Saturday Market, believed to be with a third man. The pair drove to the jewellers in a stolen BMW, fitted with false plates.

The police investigating the raid have always said three men were involved and the still image (above) is of a suspect still at large. A spokesman told us: “We’re now appealing for information to try and find the unidentified man in the image.

“Do you know him or have any information about him? Please call us on 101, quoting incident number 16/56744/17.”