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Kamloops RCMP asks public for help in locating precious items stolen from evacuees

August 11, 2021 - 12:58 PM

The public is being called on by Kamloops RCMP to help locate precious family items that were stolen from an evacuation bin in a truck in Kamloops on the 700-block of Arbutus Street recently. 

Among the stolen items was a poem from the family's late son, a silver medal of honour and four silver bracelets, according to an RCMP media release.

“What makes this situation even more heartbreaking is that the items were placed in the vehicle as part of an emergency evacuation plan so that the owner could protect them should a fire cause them to leave in a hurry,” Const. Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson, said. “Whoever stole the items needs to realize their monetary worth is nothing in comparison to their sentimental value. Please look deep into yourself and return them.”

A shiny black wooden box with a gold J on the front and a blue box containing sentimental items associated with the family's late son have been turned into the detachment, said RCMP.

The poem typed on an 8 by 11 inch piece of paper, a silver medal from TRU with the female recipients name name on it and silver bracelets that were gifts for grandchildren are still unaccounted for.

Anyone, including a business, that finds themselves presented with any of these items is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-800361.

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