A Brinks truck carrying millions in jewelry to a trade show was robbed of over $100M in goods without evidence, prompting an FBI investigation.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, crime everywhere is seemingly out of control. There is a distinct difference between regular crime and a heist, for example; people busting out car windows and stealing things out of cars all over town is a regular crime. However, stealing millionssss in jewelry without leaving a trace is a heist.
One of the biggest heists in recent memory happened in Lancaster, California this past weekend, leaving everyone scratching their heads. According to KTLA, a Brinks truck carrying millions in jewelry headed for the International Gem and Jewelry Show in San Matro was robbed and authorities are scrambling to discover what went wrong.
Brinks Truck Robbed Of Over $100M In Jewelry Not Leaving Much Evidence, Promoting FBI Investigation
On July 10, a Brinks truck loaded with over $100M of jewelry was headed to Pasadena, California, but it somehow mysteriously vanished. The jewelry was headed to the International Gem and Jewelry show, where mom and pop shops display their most expensive goods. The worst part is of the entire ordeal is that no one seems to have any answers for the 18 victims that were robbed.
“According to the information the customers provided to us before they shipped their items, the total value of the missing items is less than $10 million,” Brink’s said in a statement. “We are working with law enforcement, and we will fully reimburse our customers for the value of their assets that were stolen, in accordance with the terms of our contract.”
Here’s where things get tricky, the items were worth way more than $10M, and Brinks is committed to refunding them, pointing out these people undervalue the items due to expensive insurance on their real value. The group’s director Brandy Swanson said around 25 and 30 bags were taken with 18 victims reporting more than $100 million in losses. Swanson also confirmed the theory about undervaluing the items due to insane insurance pricing.
“That’s where the discrepancy comes in. These are mom-and-pop operators,” Swanson said. “They’re devastated. Some of these people have lost their entire livelihoods.” Said Swanson.
Bizarrely, seemingly no one has any information on how the truck was robbed and when KTLA contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, they didn’t have information about the investigation. The FBI is now involved in the investigation.
You can watch the news report on the robbery below.