Calgary, AB,
24
April
2019
|
23:03
America/Denver

Seeking public assistance to locate antiques stolen in break and enter

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to locate property that was stolen in a recent industrial break and enter.

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at approximately 10 p.m., a moving company’s storage facility, located in the 300 block of 28 Street N.E., was broken into by unknown culprit(s). Thieves made off with almost $20,000 in personal property belonging to one family who were in the process of moving out of the province.

Investigators canvassed the area for CCTV, however, there are no suspect descriptions available at this time.

Included in the stolen items are one-of-a-kind family heirlooms, including wooden chests containing family journals in black cloth notebooks, school notebooks from the Second World War, original antique books from the 1900s, and magazines from the 1940s.

Also stolen were silver Wedding Chalices, an East Wildcats vintage hockey sweater, copies of The “Red and White” Book of Menzies... from the 1800’s, vintage boxing gloves, and Indigenous artifacts including, an upright Blackfoot Headdress, peace pipe in the shape of a horse head, and neck and wrist jewellery.

Images of some of the unique items are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Citizens and business owners who collect vintage books, indigenous artifacts, art prints and oil paintings are asked to be on the lookout and contact police immediately if they come across items believed to be stolen.

Anyone with information about this break and enter or the stolen items is asked to contact the police by calling 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously by using either of the following methods:

Talk: 1-800-222-8477

Type: www.calgarycrimesstoppers.org

Case # 19130020/5092