An armed robbery took place this afternoon at the prestigious House Birks Carrefour Laval, confirmed the mall.
The burglars or chose one of the busiest shopping days of the year to take action.
“He went inside the business with what appears to be a bag or suitcase. […] He released what appears to be a hammer and smashes eight displays, “said Franco Di Genova of the Laval Police.
The suspect, a man with white skin, “came out calm way trade. He had a weapon in the hands a 9 mm, “continued the spokesman. No shots were however taken.
The value of the stolen items is still unknown. “They are doing the inventory,” said Mr. Di Genova. But “it’s … it’s not Birks jewelery from the corner,” said the policeman.
Investigators now retrieve store surveillance tapes, as well as the shopping center. No arrests have yet been made.
According to the security service of the mall, other shops remained open. The situation returned to calm.
Birks jewelers are shops specializing in luxury diamonds.
At the registered office of the company, in Montreal, a spokesperson was pleased that “there have been no injuries in our store.” “This is not the first,” confirmed Francis Guindon, adding that employees could benefit from counseling if needed.