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Jewelry box containing cremated ashes stolen from Sicamous storage locker

Sicamous RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a jewelry box containing cremated ashes that was stolen from a Sicamous storage locker.
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November 14, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Sicamous RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a distinctive wooden jewelry box containing cremated ashes of the owner’s father after it was stolen from a storage locker in Sicamous.

The theft occurred from a Hillier Road storage locker in Sicamous and was reported to the police on Nov. 12, according to an RCMP media release. Police believe the theft happened sometime between Nov. 9 and Nov. 12.

Police say the hand-made jewelry box is described as 12 by 20 by 6 inches in size and was a sentimental wedding gift.

Sicamous RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Murray McNeil says the person who stole the box may have had no idea that it contained the ashes of the woman’s late father.

“It is extremely important to this woman that her father’s ashes and the jewelry box be returned,” McNeil says in the release. “The wooden box can be returned to the front counter of the Sicamous RCMP detachment with no questions asked to the person who returns it and we will make arrangements to return it to its rightful owner.”

Three other storage units were broken into at the same facility with many valuable large items such as gasoline generators, leather furniture and fishing hear not touched.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.


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