Burglary at Ruby Tuesday
THIEVES smashed their way into Ruby Tuesday and have stolen items and caused damage estimated at $10,000 after what is being described as a brazen early morning attack on Saturday.
At 6.45am it is believed three men wearing headlamps and driving a medium sized hatchback dark in colour, similar to a Mazda 3 shape car, used some sort of hammer or sledgehammer to break into the popular jewellery store on Melbourne Hill Rd.
A security camera in the top left hand corner on the exterior of the premises captured the incident on film and a passerby witnessed the men breaking in through the front door. At the time the Diary went to print no arrests had been made and the security camera footage hadn’t been viewed.
Cabinets were left shattered and some jewellery remained, including gold items. Fortunately thieves didn’t rob the safe, nor did they enter the workshop area, according to Ruby Tuesday owners Terry Rafferty and Anita Sigmund who believe the robbery must have been “a smash-and- grab” incident. “They haven’t taken the most expensive things, it seems, and they were obviously in a hurry.”
Crime investigation squad members from Box Hill were at the scene on Saturday morning taking fingerprints and looking for other clues.
A post about the robbery on the Diary Facebook page reached almost 10,000 people in social media and drew about 50 comments from locals who were appalled by the robbery to one of our favourite business houses.