One of the items stolen from a home in the Ryder Lake area.

Native art stolen in break-in

More than $25,000 in hand-carved native art and jewelry was stolen during a home break-in in Ryder Lake last month.

More than $25,000 in hand-carved native art and jewelry was stolen during a home break-in in Ryder Lake last month.

Chilliwack RCMP are hoping the public can help solve the crime.

“Items like these are one-of-a-kind and are easily identifiable,” RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

She advised the public to be wary of anyone selling native art work, and to buy only from a reputable dealer.

“Your purchase will be seized and you will be out the cash, if the items you’ve purchased are found to be stolen,” Wolbeck said.

The owners have pictures of some of the 10 masks that were stolen in the Feb. 10 break-in. A large amount of gold and silver jewelry valued at about $15,000 was also stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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