An investigation has been launched following an armed robbery at Michael Spiers Jewellers on Lemon Street, Truro this morning in which a member of the public was injured.

Officers were notified just before 10am today, Wednesday, January 10, to reports of an armed robbery at the jewellers.

Police are in attendance and a scene guard is in place whilst scenes of crime officers carry out enquiries.

A member of the public is believed to have been injured in the incident. His injuries are said to be minor.

Inspector Rick Milburn said: “We have reports that four to five armed men entered the jewellers. A firearm has been seized at the scene.

“It is believed that a noxious liquid was sprayed at a member of the public, his injuries are being treated as minor and paramedics treated him at the scene.

“This is an extremely rare incident to happen in Truro and thankfully no one was seriously harmed in the incident.

“Scenes of Crime Officers are currently at the scene carrying out further enquiries. Searches are underway for the suspects.

“We are continuing dynamic inquiries at present and ask anyone with information to contact us via 101 quoting log number 204 10/01/18.”

The male suspects are currently outstanding and a search is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call police quoting log number 204 10/01/18.

Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or