Wild moment brazen robbers use a HAMMER to smash a jewellery store window in the middle of the day before stealing $1000s in jewels and fleeing in a Honda Jazz
- Brazen robbers used hammers to smash window of Dulwich Hill jewellery store
- Owner estimates the pair made off with tens of thousands worth of his jewels
- Offenders were seen fleeing the scene in a Honda Jazz and are still on the run
A family-owned jewellery store has been left to pick up the pieces after brazen robbers smashed their shop window in the middle of the day and stole thousands worth of jewels.
George Konstantinidis, the owner of Konstan Jewellery on Marrickville Road in Dulwich Hill, says he and his family have been left shocked by the break-in.
In dramatic CCTV footage of the daylight robbery, two men in dark hooded sweatshirts begin to aggressively swing at the glass windows with hammers.
In dramatic CCTV footage of the daylight robbery, two men in dark hooded sweatshirts begin to aggressively swing at the glass windows with hammers (pictured)
The pair arrived at the Inner West store at about 1:30pm on Tuesday and quickly got to work using hammers and their feet to access the valuable jewels.
Startled pedestrians are seen fleeing the footpath while several witnesses drive past in their cars, however the unbothered robbers remain intent on their task.
At one point in the footage Mr Konstantinidis appears from inside the store but despite his protestations the pair continue to batter at the shop window.
The pair were then captured making a dash for a grey Honda Jazz with one other passenger inside with police saying the offenders are still on the run.
The jeweller estimates the pair made off with tens of thousands worth of his wares and said he had initially thought the smashing of the hammers was thunder.
Mr Konstantinidis acknowledged that everyone had suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, and said he had been finding it hard to pay rent.
Startled pedestrians are seen fleeing the footpath while several witnesses drive past in their cars during the brazen midday robbery (pictured, the jewellery store in Dulwich Hill)
Mr Konstantinidis (pictured outside his store) estimates the pair made off with tens of thousands worth of his wares on Tuesday afternoon
‘We’re very lucky at the end of the day that no one got hurt, which is the main achievement,’ he told 7NEWS.
‘People probably at night, they will sometimes try to do things but never in the broad daylight.’
A NSW Police spokesperson said officers had been called to the jewellery store at about 1:30pm after reports of a break and enter.
‘Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,’ the spokesperson said.
‘There have been no reports of injuries.’