Two men who are vendors at the Abbotsford Sunday flea market were robbed of close to $70,000 in diamond jewelry early on Feb. 24, just as the pair was getting ready to leave their rural Mission home to go the market.
The Mission RCMP is appealing to the public for any information on the heist.
"We're hoping someone saw something or knows something," said Const. Amanda Harnett.
The robbery took place at about 6 a.m. in the 10900 block of Stave Lake Road as the victims - a father, 75, and his son, 40 - were loading up their vehicle in their driveway.
The thieves took off in one of the victims' 2001 grey Toyota Tacoma pickup, which was recovered later a short distance away.
The father and son are regulars at the Abbotsford flea market, said Harnett.
"We don't know if they were followed home, or if someone knew them from the flea market," said Harnett.
The list of stolen items includes: one women's silver bracelet; 12 women's gold rings in 9 to 14 carat gold and with diamonds of various weights; two men's white gold and diamond rings; a pair of half carat diamond earrings; and a single 1.82 carat diamond.
Most of items were assessed at between $5,000 and $10,000, said Harnett.
The police were not releasing the victims' names at this time.
"They're pretty petrified. They're just regular people," said Harnett.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 604-826-7161, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.