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Thieves used an axe to gain entry into the store
Thieves used an axe to gain entry into the store
 









Jeweller raided by axe-wielding burglars

The number of jewellers being targeted by thieves continues to increase with news of another jewellery store raid taking place – this time involving the use of an axe.

Siren Fine Jewellery, located on a main road in Sorrento on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, was robbed at around 3:30am on Tuesday 3 June by three thieves.

Gold jewellery and a computer were stolen from the store
Gold jewellery and a computer were stolen from the store

CCTV footage showed one thief using an axe to break through the door. The offender then entered the premises with a second suspect who was holding a shopping bag. A third accomplice remained by a get-away car for the duration of the burglary.

It was reported that gold jewellery was stolen, while silver jewellery was ignored. A computer was also taken. Siren Fine Jewellery owner Jane Kelly told Jeweller that she had not yet been able to estimate the value of the goods taken.

Police linked the perpetrators to robberies that had occurred at service stations located in surrounding suburbs earlier that morning.

The news represents the latest in a spate of attacks on jewellery stores across Australia, including two Canberra-based burglaries that involved the use of a car to gain entry into the jewellery retail outlets. Just a few weeks later, another ‘ram raid’ occurred at a jewellery store in Perth.

At the time of publication, police were investigating the Sorrento burglary and had released CCTV footage in the hope someone would identify the perpetrators.

Victoria Police has 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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