Overnight Jewel Heist At Reeds Jewelers In Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // November 22, 2013
burglars cut hole in the mall roof
ABOVE VIDEO: Jewel thieves cut a hole in the roof at Melbourne Square Mall in the early morning hours Friday and stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from Reeds Jewelers.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating a burglary at Reeds Jewelers at the Melbourne Square Mall in which burglars got away with thousands of dollars of jewels.
According to the Melbourne Police Department, at 9:28 a.m. this morning Melbourne Square Mall security contacted the MPD to report a burglary of the jewelry store.
Police report that at this point of the investigation it appears an unknown number of suspects entered the mall in the early morning hours by cutting a hole in the roof.
From there, the suspects then made their way into Reeds Jewelers by cutting a hole through the business’ ceiling. Once inside, the burglars took only specific jewelry items.
The total cost of the stolen merchandise is not currently known, but it is in the thousands of dollars range, according to police.
Melbourne police said officers did respond to an alarm call at Reeds Jewelers at 5:02 a.m. While on scene, officers were not able to see the hole in the ceiling as it was in a back office that was not visible from the exterior of the store.
The showroom was not in disarray as the merchandise that was stolen was done so by opening a rear sliding door to a display case. In addition, the steel security shutters to the business were closed and locked.
This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).