Peterborough jewelry store burglarized Saturday morning

  • Hobbs Jewelry in downtown Peterborough on Monday morning. The store was burglarized early Saturday morning. Staff photo by Abbe Hamilton—

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Published: 3/23/2020 5:07:37 PM

Two men broke into the Hobbs Jewelers store and stole a number of watches early Saturday morning in downtown Peterborough, Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday.

Officers responded when the store’s burglar alarm went off at 3:20 a.m. and found that the front door of the store was smashed, as well as a glass case inside, he said.

Surveillance footage showed that two men dressed in black broke in and left quickly, Guinard said, and took a number of wristwatches with them. As of Monday, he said, that police had not yet received the quantity or value of stolen goods, and the case was actively being investigated.

When asked whether the burglary could have been related to COVID-19 layoffs and financial insecurity, Guinard said that it was a possibility, but any determination would be speculation at this point.

A post on the Hobbs Jewelers Facebook account made on Saturday said that no clients’ personal items had been stolen in the burglary.

“We are not sure at this point when we will be able to reopen and we truly appreciate your support and understanding. Please look out for each other and stay well,” the post said.

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