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Jewelry store break-in nets thousands in merchandise

Three people with their faces covered were seen in surveillance footage, and left in a dark green or black older-model pickup
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Aftermath of break-in at Kellers Jewellers, 7190 Lantzville Rd. VIA NANAIMO RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a break-in early Wednesday at a Lantzville jewelry store in which the front door was smashed in and thieves made off with several thousands of dollars worth of items from display cases.

Police responded to a report of an alarm set off by breaking glass about 3:45 a.m. at Kellers Jewellers, 7190 Lantzville Rd.

The property owner was at the scene with police and gave them surveillance footage from the store.

Three people with their faces covered and wearing gloves were seen in the footage, and left in a dark green or black older-model pickup.

Police said that immediately after the incident, the same vehicle was seen being driven erratically through Lantzville, and was last seen turning south from Superior Road onto Highway 19 toward Nanaimo.

Call Nanaimo RCMP with any information at 250-754-2345.

jbell@timescolonist.com