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No charges in Kamloops mattress theft case

A screenshot from Penny Pinchers' security camera
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March 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The man who stole a mattress from a local store only to return it a few days later with an apology note won’t be facing charges.

On March 7, Penny Pinchers managers reported a $600 mattress was stolen sometime in the evening. Taking their complaints to social media, managers shared video and pictures of the thief who snatched the item through a back door.

Since then the man returned the mattress along with an apology note, which was enough for management ask that charges not be pursued against him.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says the resolution played out on its own.

“All the store owner was looking for was an apology and restitution,” she says.

Police aren't obligated to to follow the wishes of complaints who don't want police to pursue charges, but considering all factors in this case, it appears the two parties were able to work together. 

The mattress has since been donated to the Ask Wellness Society.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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