A woman living near Rolla is seeking the public's help after her home was allegedly robbed of approximately $20,000 worth of goods, including a collection of silver coins left by her late father-in-law, after a break and enter.
Crystal Calland, who lives near Rolla, located 20 kilometres north of Dawson Creek, said that she was out on Dec. 31 buying groceries between 2 and 4 p.m. for a New Year's Eve party. When she returned, the glass on her patio door had been smashed.
"One of my (three) dogs was left outside walking around in all the glass," she said. "Thank God it was tempered glass so it's not sharp."
Thinking that it may have been a moose that broke her door, she quickly discovered that a number of valuable items were gone from her home. Included among the items was a Nikon camera, designer jeans, and other items. She said that thieves had ransacked the house looking for valuables, and walked away with approximately $20,000 worth of goods.
Included among the items was a silver coin collection that her husband had inherited after Calland's father-in-law passed away. The collection, which had taken her father-in-law many years to build up, was worth approximately $10,000, she said.
Calland said she told the police about the matter. Last Sunday, she also posted information about the robbery to a public group on a social media site, where she has received many notes of sympathy and urges to buy home security systems, something Calland said she will likely pursue.
Calland asked that anyone with any information about the alleged theft please contact the RCMP to provide them with more information. Anyone with any information about the alleged theft can call the detachment at 250-784-3700, or provide tips anonymously at 1-800-242-8477 (TIPS).
Dawson Creek RCMP Sgt. Scott West also said that anyone with information about odd coins being circulated should contact police, by either providing descriptions of the person or by providing a licence plate number.