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West Shore police hoping for honour among thieves when it comes to stolen urn

Jul 10 2012

West Shore RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding a break-and-enter into a View Royal home early Monday morning to come forward.

An urn containing a family member’s ashes was stolen from the mantle of a View Royal home July 9, between midnight and 8 a.m. About $10,000 worth of jewellery was also stolen from a safe in the master bedroom.

“What [the family] really wants is the urn back,” said West Shore RCMP Sgt. Max Fossum. “We’re hoping that somebody from the public — anybody, even crooks [...] who know something will give us a call. Because there’s even honour among thieves.”

There was no one at home at the time of the break-in and there are currently no suspects. There is evidence of tampering with the door and by-passing the security system.

Fossum recommended that members of the public hide safes in a place other than the master bedroom.
“The crooks always look for one thing and that’s the safe,” he said. “90 per cent of people with safes always put it in the same spot.”