Industry icon, Anthony Puharich of Victor Churchill and Vic’s Premium Quality Meats, has had more than $280,000 worth of jewellery stolen from his North Bondi home.
According to SMH, the Puharich family returned home from a holiday on Sunday and found their front door open and their jewellery and watches stolen.
Vic’s Meats supplies some of Sydney’s top restaurants and Puharich’s Woollahra butcher is a favourite for Sydney’s hospitality professionals and consumers alike. Puharich is also the face of the Ask the Butcher television show.
Police are currently investigating the robbery and are using security footage recorded from neighbouring properties.
"[They are] devastated as anybody would be having their home invaded," said acting crime manager, Inspector Michael Todd. "It's an invasion of privacy."
Earlier this year, Victor Churchill together with Wagyu farmer David Blackmore created what they believed to be the best Wagyu beef ever produced in Australia – the Aizakura H178 – the progeny of exceptional bloodlines whose origins can be traced back to Japan’s most famous cow, Kikutsuru from the Hyogo Prefecture.
Raised on Blackmore’s property in Alexandra, Victoria on a natural feed ration for 651 days, Blackmore said Aizakura H178 has set a new quality benchmark for beef. The carcase achieved Australia’s highest meat and fat colour grades, a marble score 9+ and a rib eye area 13cm² larger than what is considered exceptional in the meat world.
In late March it was selling for $450 per kilo.