Squamish RCMP are on the hunt for two suspects who stole $500,000 in money, jewellery and Persian rugs from a Lions Bay home.
On February 15th, Brenden Eslick and Samantha Pelletier reportedly stole over $500,000 worth of money, jewellery, Persian rugs, laptops, passports and other expensive items from a residence within the small community of Lions Bay in Squamish.
Some important and sentimental items were stolen including Gold Palhavi Gold Coins, Persian Rugs, 24-carat Gold Persian Kingdom earrings, a necklace, a ring and bracelet set, and personal documentation such as passports, wills and deeds to the residence.
“This isn’t just a theft of items, these were family heirlooms and had significant sentimental value. The family is extremely distraught over the loss,” said Corp. Sascha Banks for the Squamish RCMP.
Eslick and Pelletier also stole the homeowner’s vehicle in order to transport the items which is still missing. The vehicle is described as a 2003 Grey Toyota Camry with B.C. license Plate 602 JEP.
Police are requesting the public’s help with locating finding the two suspects and the missing items from the home.
The two suspects may still be in British Columbia but they also have connections to Alberta, according to police.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Mounties at 604.892.6100 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).