Thieves take wedding rings from vehicle of bride-to-be
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:21PM MDT Last Updated Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:32PM MDT
It should have been one of the happiest days of their lives, but a dark cloud hung over a Calgary wedding after thieves broke into the bride's car and stole the wedding bands.
“(It was) my grandmother’s wedding ring, the other stuff is just stuff, but I can't get that back,” says Jessica, the newlywed.
Jessica attended a dinner with members of her bridal party at a restaurant on Sunday night, the day before she was to be wed. When Jessica returned to the parking lot, she discovered her car had been targeted by thieves.
“So I opened the car door, and said ‘Where's my cigarettes? They were in my purse’ ‘Where's my purse?’ and than I was like ‘Oh my God, where's my bag?’,” recounts Jessica. “It was a huge white bag that said bride on the side of it.”
The contents of the missing bag included the couple’s rings and articles of clothing. The Maid of Honour’s laptop was also removed from the car.
Jessica's ring, which originally belonged to her grandmother, was more than 60 years old, and made with white and yellow gold.
Police have been unable to locate the missing bag or the rings.
“I phoned every pawn shop from here to Timbuktu, and I'm going to drive around and hopefully it turns up somewhere,” says Tina, Jessica’s Maid of Honour. “I'm just hoping someone gets a conscience.”
Tina says her laptop contained upwards of three thousand pictures of her children that she'll likely never get back.
Anyone with information about the location of the bag or the rings is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers
With files from Kevin Fleming