A MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing a diamond ring worth £24,000 from a Bridlington jewellers.
Richard Lawrence Calvert, 37, has been accused of stealing high value items of jewellery amounting to almost £90,000 in total from jewellers in Bridlington, York, Leeds, Helmsley and Alnwick.
It is alleged that Mr Calvert stole a white gold diamond ring from Griffins Jewellers in Prospect Street, Bridlington, on January 21 this year.
It is also alleged that Mr Calvert stole a diamond ring worth £7,750 from TW Wilcox jewellers, in Alnwick, Northumbria on January 13 this year; a platinum diamond ring worth £28,500 from Fosters Jewellers, in York on February 18; a white gold engagement ring worth £16,000 from Yorkshire Jewellers, in Leeds on March 8; a diamond platinum ring worth £7,800, and a white gold ring worth £5,700 from Bridge Antiques, in Helmsley, on March 13.
Mr Calvert, who gave his address in court as Everthorpe Prison, Brough, was brought before magistrates in Bridlington on Tuesday charged with a total of six counts of theft from a shops. The case was adjourned until November 1 when Mr Calvert will re-appear before Bridlington Magistrates Court by video link for the case to be committed to crown court. He was remanded in custody.