Thieves armed with sledgehammers and an axe smashed their way into an award-winning Fife jewellers and stole £35,000 worth of stock.
Shop owner Jo-Ann Kinnear watched the shocking robbery on CCTV footage beamed to her mobile phone after being woken by her alarm company in the early hours of Saturday.
Rings, pendants, chains, earrings and bangles were stolen in the 2.20am raid after the three men smashed through the front door of Fennes Jewellery in Glenrothes and made off with the safe.
The dark-clothed robbers also smashed the Newark Road shop’s CCTV cameras before appearing to escape in a car.
Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Fife CID said the incident had caused significant disruption to the business and a thorough investigation was under way.
“As part of this we’d ask anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour, or any motorists or taxi drivers who were travelling in the area around this time and have dashcam footage, to contact us,” he added.