UPDATED: $70K worth of jewelry stolen

Mission RCMP are investigating after a father and son were robbed Feb. 24

  • Mar. 5, 2013 9:00 a.m.

A father and son were robbed of about $70,000 of assorted jewelry Feb. 24.

Early that morning, two males armed with what Mission RCMP suspect was a firearm approached the northern Stave Lake Street residents as they were leaving their rural house.

RCMP Const. Amanda Harnett said the victims have worked for years at the Abbotsford flea market selling jewelry.

Harnett said the thieves stole 12 gold women’s rings, between 10-14 karats each, with a varying assortment of diamonds, two 10 karat gold men’s rings, one pair of half-carat diamond earrings, a woman’s sterling silver bracelet, and a loose diamond which weighed in at .85 carats.

Each of the items ranged in value from $5,000 to $10,000.

The suspects left in the victim’s vehicle, a 2001 grey Toyota Tacoma truck. It was recovered a short distance away.

The suspects were wearing ski masks and are described as being 6’1″ and 5’9″, ranging from 25-30 years old.

The victims’ names have not been released.

Police are looking for the public’s help. If you have information, call 604-826-7161. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.