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An armed robbery at Medina Jewellery resulted in a loss of at least $250,000 in goods
An armed robbery at Medina Jewellery resulted in a loss of at least $250,000 in goods
 









Terrifying, armed attack on jewellery store

A brazen armed robbery involving the theft of at least one quarter of a million dollars in gold jewellery has left the owners of a family-run business shaken.

Victoria Police confirmed that on Friday 3 October at around 1:30pm, three masked men were involved in an armed robbery at a jewellery store in Brunswick, Victoria.

Multiple media reports have identified the store as Medina Jewellery, stating that the thieves were armed with a gun, a knife, a taser and an axe and threatened to kill the store employees and two customers who had been in the store at the time.

CCTV footage showed one man holding the store owner at gunpoint while the other two men smashed through glass cabinets, stuffing both jewellery and cash into bags before making their escape.

It’s believed the three thieves escaped with about 70 kg of jewellery, including the entire front window display. The trio’s haul is estimated to be valued between $250,000 and $300,000.

It was said that the thieves also threatened pedestrians outside the store before climbing into a getaway car, although Victoria Police have confirmed that no one was injured.

Medina Jewellery was also reportedly robbed in 2007, with the owner’s cousin held at knifepoint.

Victoria Police have called for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au


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