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Nearly 20 Guests Have Watches, Clothes and Electronics Stolen From Luggage After Destination Wedding

"It's more about the fact that now there's this dark cloud when we all were on a high note," the mother of the groom said

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Beach wedding; stock image of luggage

After a joyous wedding celebration, guests were dismayed to discover some of their belongings were taken from their suitcases on their trip home.

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, upon returning to Ontario, Canada after their son's destination wedding in Jamaica, the parents of the groom were shocked to discover valuables missing from their luggage. They were not alone, as a number of their fellow travelers – nearly half of the 40 guests in their party – also found themselves missing electronics, fragrances and clothing.

"We normally would leave our valuables at home, but it was a wedding, so we were dressing up," the mother of the groom, Lisa Parsons, told CBC News in an interview. She added that the guests traveled on Sunwing Airlines, a cost-efficient airline headquartered in Toronto.

"It was not about the money," Lisa said, adding that her husband Dave's AirPods that were stolen were still located in Jamaica. "It's more about the fact that now there's this dark cloud when we all were on a high note."

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Stock image of a beach wedding

The outlet reported that the incident happened on the day guests loaded their belongings onto a bus at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios and embarked on a two-hour journey to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Upon arriving at the airport, the guests checked in their bags.

After boarding, they touched down in Canada around 11 p.m. local time. It wasn't until the next morning that the guests woke up to texts from Bryan Williams, a close friend of the groom, who claimed he had a $200 bottle of cologne and some dress shirts and pants stolen.

"We have a big group chat that we had going while we were on the trip," Williams said. "And everybody was like, 'yeah, I'm missing this, missing that.' We realized that there was more than just one or two of us were missing some things."

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Soon other guests discovered items missing from their suitcases as well. They also said the lining of their bags had been shredded and the locks cut. Now, David, the father of the groom, is reminding people how important it is to remember to take caution when traveling with valuables.

He said, "Make sure that you keep your valuables close to you. And your bags, your main bags are at the mercy of whoever wants to, I guess, access them."

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