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Shuswap heritage site suffers setback after thief makes off with specialty lumber

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October 13, 2016 - 4:52 PM

VERNON - A Shuswap thief appears to have a rather expensive, and particular, taste when it comes to lumber.

Mounties in Salmon Arm say a heritage house in Notch Hill was broken into recently and a thief stole thousands of dollars worth of tongue and groove clear grain fir.

Police say the house was being restored with the specially milled wood.

“(The) theft is quite a setback to the project,” Sgt. Scott West says in a media release.

A volunteer helping with the restoration project first noticed a pad lock was cut and then realized building supplies were missing and called police, West says.

Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the lumber is encouraged to call the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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