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RCMP return Kelowna woman's stolen bracelet after it made a trip to Texas

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May 25, 2020 - 5:02 PM

A Kelowna woman is thanking the RCMP after a sentimental item was returned to her after being stolen and tracked all the way to Texas.

"On February 15, a bracelet of mine went missing in the security screening area of the Vancouver airport. It was valuable monetarily, but most importantly because it was a gift from my son for my 70th birthday," Mickey Patryluk wrote in a thank you message posted to the B.C. RCMP website.

"I reported the theft to the RCMP and quickly got a call from Cpl. Hilary Lu at the Richmond Detachment. Within two days, having followed the investigative path and having been in touch with the person who took the item, he began the long process of trying to retrieve it."

The suspect had given the bracelet away and it ended up in Texas.

"Cpl. Lu maintained regular contact, both with me and the person in question. He was empathic and persistent, sensitive to the sentimental nature of my loss. I am sure there were larger files for which he was responsible but he was determined to resolve this one," she wrote.

The bracelet was shipped back to Patryluk from Texas and on May 11, she got her bracelet back.


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