POLICE – Sentimental poem, medal of honour stolen from vehicle

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is asking for the public’s help in recovering some stolen items with an irreplaceable sentimental value.

A poem from a family’s late son, a silver medal of honour, and four silver bracelets were some of the items stolen from a truck on the 700-block of Arbutus Street recently. The items were placed in the vehicle in an emergency evacuation bin and taken between July 27-29, 2021.

“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,” said Constable Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

“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 golden J on the front, as well as a blue box containing sentimental items associated to the family’s late son, were returned to the detachment recently and reunited with their owner.

The silver medal of honour is from TRU and features the female recipient’s name. The silver bracelets were to be presented to four granddaughters during a special reunion, and the late son’s poem is typed on an 8 by 11 piece of white paper.

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

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