Jewellery store hit in brazen theft

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Thieves forced their way through Centre Point Shopping Centre's Stirling Street doors, which have since been repaired.
Camera IconThieves forced their way through Centre Point Shopping Centre's Stirling Street doors, which have since been repaired. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Bunbury police are investigating a brazen burglary on a CBD jewellery shop overnight.

Thieves forced their way into Bunbury Centre Point Shopping Centre about 1am before smashing their way into Zamel’s.

Officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Mal Jones said a cleaner heard a loud “bang” and the centre’s alarm sounded.

The cleaner investigated and discovered the ransacked jewellery shop.

Centre Point Shopping Centre's Stirling Street entrance doors were repaired quickly this morning.
Camera IconCentre Point Shopping Centre's Stirling Street entrance doors were repaired quickly this morning. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The thieves smashed several cabinets, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Sen. Sgt Jones said the value and amount of jewellery stolen was still being calculated.

Forensic officers did an analysis at the scene and police are looking at the centre’s closed-circuit TV footage, along with street footage.

Zamel’s was forced to stay closed today because of the break in.

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