Thieves snatch $176,000 in jewelry from The Bay
Three suspects were caught on surveillance cameras during the Aug. 19 burglary, but all had their faces covered. (Handout)
Published Monday, September 8, 2014 4:31PM PDT
Mounties are searching for a trio of thieves who broke into a Kelowna department store and made off with $176,000 in jewelry.
Two men and a woman entered The Bay at Orchard Park Mall in the early hours of Aug. 19 by using tools to remove the locks, according to local RCMP.
Once inside, they smashed glass cases and stole high-end jewelry and watches, including one $18,000 white gold diamond cluster ring and various 14 karat gold and white gold diamond earrings and pendants.
They also took a number of Movado and Bulova brand watches, Bulova bracelets, sapphire necklaces and rings, and ruby rings.
The group grabbed more than 130 pieces of jewelry in total before jumping into a waiting vehicle, possibly a Jeep Cherokee with a sunroof.
Three suspects were caught on surveillance cameras, but all had their faces covered by baseball caps and cloths.
One of the men wore a brown jacket and grey cap and is described by Mounties as short in stature, while the other is taller and wore black pants and a grey top. The woman wore a black top, black pants and black cap, and is described as slender.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-762-3300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.