UPDATE: Valuables stolen after roof-top raid at jewellers

The fire service said it was called out to help police

The fire service said it was called out to help police

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This was the dramatic scene in a Preston city centre street this morning following a break-in at a jewellers.

Police say officers were called to Hackler's Jewellers, in Lune Street, at around 8.05am after staff responded to an alarm and discovered the raid.

Officers closed Lune Street following the suspected raid

Officers closed Lune Street following the suspected raid

Sgt Kim Sturgess said 'an unknown quantity of jewellery' has been stolen, and said the raiders are believed to have forced their way into the business through the attic.

Lune Street was closed as officers, with the help of a fire service cherry picker, climbed onto the building's roof to inspect it.

Officers could be seen inspecting the roof after the break-in

Officers could be seen inspecting the roof after the break-in

Police officers were helped to the top of the roof by firefighters

Police officers were helped to the top of the roof by firefighters