Jewelry and other valuables worth millions were stolen from an armored truck in Southern California.
The merchandise had been loaded onto the truck following an exhibit hosted by the International Gem and Jewelry Show in San Mateo, south of San Francisco, said Brandy Swanson, the group’s director. It was going to an event at the Pasadena Convention Center, she said.
Swanson said between 25 and 30 bags were taken, containing an unknown number of individual pieces, the Associated Press reported. She said 18 victims were reporting more than $100 million in losses.
Dana Callahan, a spokeswoman for Brinks, said it was less than $10 million. “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.”