A pair of thieves made a serious error in calculations when they tunneled up beneath a KFC expecting to instead find a jewelry store according to a report on The Sideshow Jan. 4. The New Year’s Eve heist occurred near Brisbane, Australia.
When Peter Welsh and Dwayne Doolan emerged in the restaurant, they decided to make the most of their mistake and robbed the customers of the KFC instead. The got away with about $2,700 but not for long. The architecturally challenged pair was arrested a short time later.
The pair seemed desperate to get into the jewelry store as this was not their first attempt. Apparently an earlier attempt to break into the store mistakenly landed them inside the Animal Welfare League Opportunity Shop where they helped themselves to the $50 left as donations in a charity plate. They also admitted to throwing speak plugs at the windows of the jewelry store hoping to break the glass.
Finally, they decided to break into the store by smashing their way through “a wall in a communal toilet block tunnel, hoping to enter Wrights Jewelers,” according to Australia’s Sky News.
Police confronted Welsh and he confessed everything. He was charged with armed robbery, stealing, burglary and attempted burglary while Doolan was charged with robbery and stealing.
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