Men steal $25,000 of jewellery from Albany store

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Albany police have begun a manhunt for two men responsible for stealing up to $25,000 of jewellery from an Albany jewellery store in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The jewellery including gold necklaces were stolen from Michael Hill Jewellers inside the Albany Plaza.

Police say the two offenders gained access to the plaza by forcing through a door before attempting to break in to another jewellery store but could not again access.

A security roller door to Michael Hill jewellers was damaged to gain entry and the two offenders smashed a glass display cabinet and took the jewellery with a value of up to $25,000 as well as causing $10,000 damage to the plaza.

Albany police Senior Constable Dean Bristow said the two offenders, a juvenile male and another man, both from Albany, had been identified through security cameras and were wanted in relation to other burglaries over the weekend.

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Sen Const Bristow said alcohol was stolen from the Mean Fiddler restaurant on York Street while businesses in Denmark were also targeted.

Police believe the juvenile may now be in Perth and the Albany man is also actively avoiding police.

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