After thieves took Christmas away from a local mother and her children, anonymous angels returned the spirit of giving.
On Christmas Eve at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Chilliwack RCMP received a report of a break and enter which had occurred earlier that evening to a residence in the 9800 block of Prest Road. The victim said that among the property that was stolen were gifts from under the Christmas tree.
Shaken by the event, the caller and her two young children left their home to spend the night with friends.
The theft was posted on social media by the victim’s relatives.
“During the night wrapped gifts, to replace the stolen presents, were dropped off at the detachment by anonymous supporters. Christmas Day we were thrilled to deliver the gifts to the family on behalf of the community,” said Cst. Courtney Twolan of the Chilliwack RCMP.
General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Forensic Identification Section continue to follow all investigational leads to apprehend the persons responsible for the break and enter.
“Break and enter is an intrusive crime made more shameless when committed over the Christmas Season. Chilliwack is a tightly knit community. For residents to quietly step forward to help a neighbour in a time of distress is typical in the area,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
Anyone with any information of this event is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).