Brazen smash and grab at jewellers
A BRAZEN thief is being hunted by police in relation to a smash and grab job at a Maryborough jewellery store at the weekend.
More than $3000 in sterling silver and gold rings was taken from Prestige Jewellery and Gifts on the corner of Kent and Adelaide Street during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police say the thief smashed the reinforced glass window with a brick, taken from a nearby street garden, and snatched the jewellery through the gaping hole.
Shop owner Ann Robertson, who was alerted to the robbery when police telephoned her at 5am, said she was “pretty shocked”.
“We haven’t had a break-in for a long time,” she said.
“I’m a bit let down ... but that’s the way the world is headed.”
She said details of the male culprit had been given to police who were still searching for him yesterday.
Senior Constable Morgan Wright from Maryborough Scenes of Crime unit said fingerprints and DNA samples had been successfully taken from the scene.