Theft vic­tim left rat­tled

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

A SOUTH Perth jew­ellery shop owner says she was too scared to leave her house af­ter her store was bur­gled and trashed.

Gor­dana Sta­menkovic, the owner of Pearl Ob­ses­sion at South Shore Pi­azza, was shocked to find her store trashed and near empty af­ter a break-in on Novem­ber 1.

Three loot­ers gained en­try to the store about 11pm that night, smashed all the glass cab­i­nets and stole nearly all of the store’s mer­chan­dise.

“They came through and used the ta­ble to break the door and then broke all the glass cab­i­nets in the shop,” Mrs Sta­menkovic said.

“They took all my pos­ses­sions, the pearls, pen­dants, bags, purses and the sil­ver jew­ellery.”

While the phys­i­cal dam­age to the fam­ily-owned busi­ness was as­tound­ing, Mrs Sta­menkovic has been left with emo­tional scars.

“I’m scared to leave my house now, it’s ridicu­lous,” she said.

“I’m pray­ing ev­ery day that we get the stuff back be­cause they’ve put me out of busi­ness. “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat.” Mrs Sta­menkovic said she was wor­ried the theft would ruin her busi­ness.

“In­sur­ance will cover some of it,” she said.

“I was hop­ing it would help more but un­for­tu­nately it’s mostly for fire dam­age.”

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