Delaware state police say someone broke into a car and stole a bridesmaid's dress just hours before a wedding.

It happened Friday morning at a shopping center in Pike Creek. Police say the bride and one of her bridesmaids were in a salon getting ready for the wedding. When they got back to their car, they found that someone had stolen the pink dress the bridesmaid had planned to wear at the ceremony. A bag of accessories was also stolen.

The vehicle was not damaged. Police believe the thieves overrode the car's self-locking mechanism.

Police say they were hoping to recover the dress in time for the ceremony. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop 6 at (302) 633-5000.