01/05/2013 12:43 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2013

Thieves Try To Rob Jewelry Store, Steal From KFC Instead: Cops

When life gives you lemons, rob a KFC.

ABC News reports that two thieves planned to rob Wrights Jewelers in Beaudesert, Australia on New Year's Eve, but they knocked through the wrong wall and ended up inside the KFC next door, cops said.

Dwayne Doolan and Peter Welsh allegedly made the best of their situation, by robbing the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant instead.

The men threatened workers with a metal bar and one of the employees opened a safe where about $2,600 was held, according to a statement on the Queensland Police site and the Courier-Mail.

The alleged thieves then fled on foot, but were soon apprehended by police.

Welsh is charged with armed robbery, stealing, burglary and attempted burglary.

Doolan is charged with robbery and stealing.