Thief hits cancer collection

It was a particularly heartless theft.

Oceanside RCMP reported this week that a man broke into a local gas station early on April 28 and stole a daffodil coin box used to collect funds for cancer.

Corporal Jesse Foreman reported the theft took place just after 4 a.m. when a man used a crowbar to pry the lock off the door at the Co-Op gas station on Island Highway and Corfield Street.

Surveillance footage revealed that the suspect was acting alone. He is described as a Caucasian male, about six feet, two inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a blue ball cap, blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and work boots.

“Cancer has affected millions of people and it is hard to find someone who hasn’t lost a loved one to the disease,” Foreman said. “It is troubling that someone would steal a collection box that’s sole purpose is to collect money for research and awareness of the disease.”

Anyone with information regarding this crime please call the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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