October 15, 2013 - 12:35 PM
VERNON - What they’ll buy with their shiny new collector’s coins—or why they went to so much trouble to get them—is anybody’s guess.
Sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, thieves slipped into the Canada Post on 32nd Avenue by breaking a window and crawling in.
They stole a collectible coin display case from the retail section and touched nothing else.
“They’re new coins, it’s money, it’s Canadian money. It’s not old stuff so... (it) can go right into circulation,” Cpl. Gerry Kovaks says.
The suspects left through the same window. The worth of the coin display is not yet known, though Kovaks doubts it was stolen for its worth as a collector’s item.
“It’s current value, it’s only worth the current value. Its fairly obvious to me that the suspects stole it because a dollar is a dollar,” Kovaks says.
Vernon RCMP is asking the public to report any suspicious activity they may have seen in and around the Canada Post building either Sunday night or early Monday morning.
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