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The owner of a Christchurch pawn shop hit in an aggravated robbery on Monday is offering a $10,000 reward for the recovery of stolen jewellery.
Two masked offenders brandishing a hammer and metal pole stole more than $40,000 in jewellery from the The Pawn Shop on Blenheim Rd.
The store's owner Gary Boote is now offering a $10,000 reward for the recovery of the stolen items, which includes diamond rings and a diamond bracelet valued at about $40,000.
CCTV footage of the incident showed the offenders smashing cabinets before loading the jewellery into bags.
Mr Boote posted images of the offenders on Facebook: "Check out the three robbers," he wrote.
"The guy with white socks is the driver.
"He crashed the stolen getaway car into a post and they all ran away.
"Someone must recognise these people. Please share."
While no staff members were hurt in the incident, they were shaken.
“They were pretty rattled,” a store manager said following the incident.