Neither rain nor sleet nor dead of night would stop some alleged thieves causing mischief in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Pouce Coupe Post Office at around 2 a.m. on Feb. 9.
An unknown number of culprits kicked in the door and stole a quantity of collectable coins. However, no mail was known to be stolen during the incident, according to police.
The thieves allegedly made off with a $20 Year of the Snake coin, a silver proof coin set, and a specimen coin set.
The combined worth of these coin sets is not yet known.
A silver proof coin set is a special series of coins created by the Royal Canadian Mint done entirely in real 99.99 per cent pure silver. Some coins, which can be worth up to $25, are considered collectibles.
These coins often feature special designs. One set featured on the Royal Canadian Mint website features designs in honour of the famous Group of Seven artists.
The specimen set features other unique designs not typically seen.
The Year of the Snake coin features, not surprisingly, a snake, with the year 2013 on it. The coin is meant to commemorate the Chinese New Year.
Any businesses in the area should be alert for odd coins used to pay for goods and services, warn RCMP.
Calls can be made to the Dawson Creek RCMP detachment at 250-784-3700 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-242-8477 (TIPS).