A jewellery shop in Northampton town centre has been hit by armed robbers who were seen escaping in a getaway car.
Five men were seen leaving Michael Jones Jeweller, opposite All Saints Church, in a hatchback after they emerged from the shop, which had smoke billowing out of its front door.
The car manages to swerve around a stationary bus in Bridge Street and can be heard speeding away down towards Victoria Gardens.
A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 10.40am to reports of an armed robbery on the junction of Gold Street and Bridge Street.
"There's going to be some traffic congestion in the area."