Jewelry thieves smash pickup into Burnaby mall

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A Lougheed Town Centre jewelry store was robbed early Friday after a small group of thieves drove a stolen Ford pickup truck into the mall.

In the early morning of July 20, the thieves drove the truck through the west side door of the mall before driving about 60 metres inside and smashing through the front of a jewelry store, say Burnaby RCMP.

The thieves, all wearing balaclavas and gloves, then smashed display cases and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry. They fled in a grey 1999 Jeep Cherokee.

"The circumstances of this break-in are similar in nature to others in the Lower Mainland," said Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Chuck McDonald. "The planning and execution of this break-in indicates that this group is well organized and that they will go to extreme measures to accomplish their goals. We are very concerned that this activity will not only continue but may even escalate until they are caught."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or, to remain anonymous, BC Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477). To visit the External LinkBC Crime Stoppers website please click here.

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