Overland Park jewelry store owner says he feels cheated after break-in

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A metro jewelry store owner says he wants justice after thieves ripped through his business and family's dream.

The jewelry business has been in Akshay Andy Anand's family for six generations. Anand was the first in his family to bring the family business to the United States.

"I've raised it like a child for 10-years, and we've put a lot of hard work into bringing this business as one of the top jewelry stores in the city," said Anand.

Early Monday morning Anand got an alert that someone had broken into his store. When he saw his store for the first time, it was a mess. Large stones were thrown through doors and through a jewelry case.

"You feel cheated," said Anand. "You feel like somebody violated you. You worked so hard for what you do, and I mean, you do it the right way, you do everything proper, and then just somebody comes in, takes it away from you."

Not much was taken from Karats, but the repairs needed to make the store complete again will run in the tens of thousands of dollars.

"It takes a lot of work to keep this machine going, and then someone can so easily go in and damage your property," said Anand.

Anand says police are working to identify cars and descriptions of the suspects right now. He just hopes the people who did this to his store get caught soon.

"They need to get a life and work hard and do it the right way as we all are doing," said Anand.

If you have any information about the case, you are asked to call Overland Park police.

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