€10,000 reward to snare bandits
Owners of jeweller Gold Rush have posted a €10,000 reward for information to capture the criminals who raided the shop at the weekend.
OWNERS of Costa Blanca jeweller Gold Rush have posted a €10,000 reward for information to capture the criminals who raided their Jávea shop at the weekend.
Bandits bludgeoned their way into the building late on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday morning to steal a 'substantial' amount of watches and jewellery from display stands.
The two business partners running Gold Rush – which also has an outlet in Benidorm and an ‘ on line’ operation – said it was 'unbelievable' thieves could strike undetected at the Arenal beach premises at the height of the holiday season when people would still be on the streets.
However, it was 'business as usual' yesterday (Thursday) after a cleanup operation to clear up rubble, debris and dust – and a mass of empty and discarded jewellery boxes.
Tarick, who runs the Jávea store, said: “It is unbelievable this has happened because it’s such a busy time of year – a gang has got in and ransacked the place.
“We are offering a €10,000 reward for concrete in formation about the people who did this; they have managed to grab everything that was on display; the cheaper watches and jewellery selections.
“It is a massive reward being offered for proper information about the people responsible.”
And despite using a ther mal laser cutter at Gold Rush to open a safe, the criminals were foiled in an attempt to gain even more valuables. “It didn’t manage to get through”.
Gold Rush has been successfully operating in Jávea for seven years; Tarick added: “We are absolutely appalled this has happened, we are shocked and really upset – but it is certainly not going to put us out of business and we will open our doors again as soon as possible.
“We have definitely been targeted and it was obviously a wellorganised breakin but we are both made of strong stuff and it is definitely business as usual.”