Man snatches gold chains from Vic jeweller

Karen Sweeney
·1-min read

A pushbike-riding thief is being sought over the brazen theft of $58,000 worth of gold chains from a Victorian jewellery store.

The man browsed the store in Werribee, in Melbourne's southwest, for about 15 minutes before the robbery on December 14, police say.

He asked a staff member if he could view a gold chain, which she handed to him.

When she unlocked a drawer to return the chain, the man reached over the counter and stole a tray of chains.

He then fled on a silver bike.

Police say he was wearing grey camouflage shorts, a dark t-shirt and a baseball cap, and is described as about 190cm tall and of medium build.