More than $3 million of jewelry was stolen last week from a rented Mustang parked at the Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack, according to an industry watchdog.
The RCMP issued a release earlier this week on the theft, but would only say that an "undisclosed substantial" amount of jewelry was taken from the car on Aug. 30.
But according to Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC), 708 pieces of jewelry worth more than $3.3 million were stolen.
JVC says the pieces were either diamond rings or loose diamonds and were stored in bags located in the car's trunk. They were being transported by two security guards from Langley to Kamloops.
According to JVC, "Forensic examination determined the driver's door lock had been punched" and the thieves used the trunk release in the interior of the car to get at the jewelry.
While Mounties have obtained video surveillance, JVC says no suspects have been identified.
The Mustang is described as a white, two-door convertible with a black top. The two bags that were stolen were both purple. One was a duffle bag, the other a rolling travel case.
Most of the jewelry stolen were engraved with an identification number and an inventory of the stolen merchandise is available upon request.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact Chilliwack RCMP Const. Pete Westra at 604-702-4204, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or JVC's crime analyst desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to file no. 12-26904.
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