$150 Million Dollar Jewelry Heist. Robbers Hit Brinks Truck.

Brinks Truck Robbery

More than $150 Million Worth Of Watches Diamonds And Gold Goes Missing

In a heist that sounds like it came straight out of a George Clooney film as much as $150 million in jewelry was reportedly stolen from an armored Brink’s vehicle that was bound from San Francisco to Southern California.

The merchandise was reportedly loaded inside the Brink’s vehicle last Sunday evening, and by Monday morning about two dozen lockers were gone the collective wares of eighteen vendors that travel with the show.

“My life. That’s how I live. That’s how I feed my kids,” one anonymous victim said. The jeweler doesn’t have a showroom and makes all his money through trade shows.

Some victims reportedly spent nearly 40 years building their collections when they suddenly vanished early that day.

Brink’s issued the following statement: “Earlier this week, a loss incident involving a Brink’s vehicle occurred near Los Angeles. 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.”

The FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Millions in jewels stolen from armored truck in California  ABC News
  2. Millions in jewels stolen from armored truck in Lancaster  KTLA 5
  3. Jewelry and Gems Worth Millions Stolen From Brink’s Truck in California  The New York Times
  4. $150M reportedly stolen from armored truck between Bay Area, SoCal  SFGATE
  5. More than $100M in jewelry, watches stolen from Brinks truck  KTLA 5
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