A driver was asleep in an armored truck when burglars stole 22 bags of jewelry and other items worth millions of dollars from the vehicle, according to lawsuit

A Brink's armored truck carrying 73 bags of jewelry and other items was burglarized on July 11. The vehicle carrying the items stopped at a truck stop in Lebec, California,

according to a lawsuit. One of the drivers was asleep during the theft, while the other went inside a store for food, Brink's said. In the early hours of July 11, one of two

armed guards of a Brink's armored tractor-trailer shipping millions of dollars worth of jewelry was asleep in the truck while his co-worker stopped the vehicle to grab food at a

truck stop somewhere in south Central Valley, California. Less than 30 minutes later, burglars carried out a multimillion-dollar heist, making off with 22 bags of jewelry

and other items, according to a lawsuit from the security company obtained by Insider. The suit, which Brink's filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of

New York on August 8, centers on 13 jewelry retailers who contracted the security company to ship their merchandise on July 10 from a jewelry show in northern California to Los

Angeles. It disputes the total value of the merchandise, which the retailers claimed in their own lawsuit against the security company is worth over $100 million. Brink's

argues that the real losses are worth somewhere around $8.7 million, and that the jewelers "substantially under-declared the value of their shipments." But the suit also

provides some insight into how burglars pulled off the multimillion-dollar theft from the private security company that touts "state-of-the-art technology and security

features."