A MAN has been arrested after a masked burglary at a jewellery shop in Wellington - with three men still being hunted by police.

Criminals hit Joseph Welch Jewellers in South Street at around 3.30pm, injuring a member of staff before making off with a number of watches.

The theives abandoned a pick axe at the scene before fleeing in a car.

UPDATE: Man to appear in court in connection with pick axe theft

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Two men wearing masks smashed the window and grabbed a number of watches and left the area in a car.

"One man who works in the jewellers is reported to have suffered cuts to his hand after the window was smashed.

"Shortly afterwards a car was stopped in Taunton and a man has been arrested – he remains in police custody.

"The search continues for three other men believed to have been in the car.

"Anyone with information is asked to call us quoting 5218179997."

A police cordon has been put up around the South Street store as investigations at the scene continue.

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