Ontario Police Look For Group Who Allegedly Rappelled Down A Building For A Diamond Heist

Straight out of the movies.🎥💎

Toronto Associate Editor
Surveillance footage from the jewelry store robbery.

Surveillance footage from the jewelry store robbery.

York Regional Police are asking for help in finding a group of suspects who allegedly rappelled off of a roof and into a jewelry store and stole a quantity of diamonds in Vaughan.

The incident happened at a store in the Weston Road and Highway 7 area on Saturday, April 16, about 10 minutes before 9 p.m. Police said that they were called to the store two days later for a report of a break-in and theft.

Officers determined by reviewing video surveillance footage that four to five men gained access to the roof of the building before they rappelled down into the jewelry store. Then, in almost typical heist-movie fashion, police said the suspects cut a hole into a safe and stole "a quantity" of diamonds from it.

Officers released a video of the surveillance footage from that night, in which four men can be seen walking across a parking lot. Two of them are dressed in all black from head to toe, while the others appear to be wearing neon construction vests.

Investigators are looking for witnesses and asking that anyone who can identify the suspects come forward.

"Officers would also like to speak with anyone who may have dashboard footage from the area of Weston Road, between Highway 7 and Langstaff Road, from 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, to 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022," a press release reads.

Police also shared a description and some photographs of what the suspect vehicles look like. According to police, the suspects were driving an older model Honda Odyssey and a newer model white Toyota CRV.

Anyone with any information is asked to reach out to the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7445 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor