€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.

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Jack Troughton jtroughton@cb­news.es

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.”

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