03/14/2014 03:07 EDT | Updated 05/14/2014 05:59 EDT

Thieves ram Jeep through Capilano Mall doors into jewelry store

Thieves in a stolen red jeep drove through the front doors of the Capilano Mall in North Vancouver and into a jewelry store Thursday night.

According to North Vancouver RCMP, the jeep drove through the locked mall doors around 10:30 p.m. PT, then through the mall itself and into the security gates of the jewelry store. 

The thieves then smashed several glass display cases and made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry before driving out the same the same way they drove in.

The abandoned jeep was found a short distance away. Police say they are examining it for clues and are also looking at video surveillance tape.

"This is a dangerous criminal offence with police asking for the public's assistance in identifying the culprits," said Cpl. Richard De Jong Friday in a written statement.

The North Vancouver RCMP can be reached at 604-985-1311.