The robbers tore down a toilet block at the rear of the adjoined stores in Beaudesert, a village in northeastern Australia, using an iron bar to break through a fibro wall in an attempt to break into Wright's Jewellers. Instead, the pair landed in KFC, where they encountered restaurant staff.
Peter Welsh, 32, and Dwayne Doolan, 31, quickly staged a hold-up and escaped with $2,600. Both were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after police raided Welsh's home.
The robbery was apparently the third unsuccessful attempt that day by the pair to loot the jewelry store.