July 09, 2015 - 11:23 AM
KAMLOOPS - Three suspects walked in to the Michaels store on Hillside Drive this weekend and walked out with $1,600 worth of Copic brand sketch markers.
On Sunday, July 5, two men and a woman entered the store and filled a shoulder bag with the markers, which retail for about $8 each. According to Crime Stoppers the male in the camouflage muscle shirt and the female also stole the same items last year.
Crime Stoppers says it is unclear at this point what the draw is for the markers. One store employee says the high-end markers are not good for much other than paper.
"Honestly, they're good for paper, maybe fabric (though it will feather like nothing else), maybe one or two other mediums that may have slipped my awareness, but they are way too pale and streaky on any other surface,” the employee says.
While these markers will not likely be used for graffiti or tagging, the Graffiti Task Force says marker tagging has been an issue recently. Luckily the group uses a product that easily wipes the marker off.
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at KamloopsCrimeStoppers.ca.
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