After robbery, Gemini Jewellers 'doesn't miss a beat'

Gemini Jewellers in downtown Kincardine was broken into on April 19, and gold rings, gold and diamond bracelets were stolen according to owner David Hicks. Steve Cornwell / Postmedia Network

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After David Hicks was alerted that his jewelry store was broken into at 4 a.m. on April 19, he arrived, rolled up his sleeves and got ready to open for regular hours.

The front doors of Gemini Jewellers, which Hicks has run in downtown Kincardine for more than three years, were smashed in, and gold rings, and diamond bracelets stolen. But Hicks was determined to make sure that the business “didn’t miss a beat.”

“We put the hours in to get things cleaned up and looking nice,” he said, and the business opened up on time.

In a press release, South Bruce OPP said they’re still investigating and seeking information from the public about the break and enter.

Police said one suspect is described as having an average build, approximately five and a half feet tall and dressed in a dark clothing including a hooded sweatshirt and a black back pack with a reflective stripe.

They also noted that a black, four door sedan was seen in the area at the time of the break in.

Hicks said that it’s not the first time he’s been broken into. At his previous location in Listowel, Hicks had a robbery where his windows were broken and watches stolen. The April 19 break in is the first in Kincardine.

“It’s live and learn,” he said. “I’ll make sure the front door is more secure.”

While Hicks said he’s going to install unbreakable glass to prevent future robberies, he’s not interested in putting in steel bars.

“I don’t want to make it look like downtown Toronto,” he said. “I’ll try to keep it as open and pleasing to the eye as possible.”

South Bruce OPP is asking anyone with information that can help police to call 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be left at 1-800-222-8477.