ARMSTRONG – Just one week after moving to Armstrong, something was stolen from Kaity Campbell that can’t be replaced.
Cancer took her best friend Sierra late last year and ever since, she has been using her wallet to keep her close. On Saturday night, thieves took it from her.
“It was a little piece of her I carried with me,” she says.
Kaity and Sierra had known each other since ninth grade when they met. Kaity says they clicked immediately and have been close ever since.
In 2015 Sierra, a 23-year-old mother, was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma and Kaity was with her when she died in November last year.
“Sierra was amazing,” Campbell says. “She was one of those people, it was very hard not to get along with her. She was the best person in the entire world.”
The wallet that meant so much to her was taken from her vehicle parked outside her new home on Highland Park Avenue. It was Saturday night around 1 a.m.
“We were home, we were awake,” she says. “The video monitor was just turned off so we didn’t see anything.”
Their new home has several cameras covering the exterior but footage is dark and the suspects almost impossible to identify.
Campbell says they appear to be two girls between the ages of 15 and 18.
“They were young,” she says. “There was a car that looked like it dropped them off on the hill but I couldn’t see plates it was too dark.”
Campbell says police have the footage and are investigating several other break ins in that area that same night.
Campbell says it’s hard not to judge her new home.
“I moved from Surrey one of the crime capitals of B.C.,” she says. “Everything I heard about Armstrong is that it’s this great little community so it’s upsetting. I hope they’re not from Armstrong so I can have that reassurance that Armstrong is that great place we heard about.”
Campbell admits to leaving her doors unlocked but is appealing to the public for any tips that may help her get back her friends last wallet.
“Keep the money, that can be my punishment,” she says. “I don’t care about anything in it, just give me the wallet back.”
The wallet is a black Guess with a zipper.
Anyone with any information who has not yet spoken with police is asked to call their local police or Crimestoppers.
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