The home of Sydney celebrity butcher Anthony Puharich has been broken into with thieves taking more than $280,000 worth of jewellery and watches.
Police were called to the Brighton Boulevard home at North Bondi on Sunday afternoon after the Puharich family returned home from a night away to find their front door had been prised
open and their valuables taken.
The burglary is believed to have taken place sometime between 5.30pm Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday.
"[They are] devastated as anybody would be having their home invaded," acting crime manager, Inspector Michael Todd, said. "It's an invasion of privacy."
Mr Puharich is the co-owner of top-end Woollahra butchery, Victor Churchill, which describes itself as the "Bulgari of butcheries". He also established Vic's Premium
Quality Meats with his father Victor Puharich, that now supplies to some of Sydney's top restaurants.
He also hosts a pay-television show Ask The Butcher.
Police are investigating if the home was specifically targeted or if it was an opportunistic break-in. They are obtaining security footage from neighbouring properties.
Inspector Todd said the burglary was a timely reminder for people to ensure their homes are locked up and anything valued or treasured put away.
Anyone with information or who might have seen suspicious behaviour is urged to contact Eastern Suburbs police.