A security company has offered up to $100,000 in reward money for those who can help determine what happened to the "significant amount of money" quietly stolen from an armoured truck parked outside a Richmond Hill, Ont. bank earlier this week.
Two armed guards, working for Garda Armoured Car Services, stopped outside an RBC Royal Bank on Yonge Street, just south of King Road, at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
That's when they went inside to make a deposit to the automated teller machines.
When the guards came back out, the back door of the armoured truck was open and police say they then discovered that "a significant amount of money" was missing.
While no one will confirm the exact amount of missing money, some unconfirmed reports have suggested several million dollars could be involved.
York Regional Police say they are not sure how many suspects were involved in the heist, nor have they found any witnesses to the crime.
"We feel that (the vehicle) was electronically opened while the guards were inside the bank," Det. Sgt. John Sheldon told reporters on Friday.
The device could have been a sophisticated version of the same technology that drivers use to open their own cars, he said.
"A lot of expertise was used and put into this well-orchestrated crime."
Garda has said it is co-operating with police and has announced the reward "for information leading to the recovery of the stolen funds and conviction of those responsible."
If more than one person provides relevant information, the reward money will be split among the contributing parties, Garda spokesperson Joe Gavaghan told ctvtoronto.ca in an e-mail.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.