Thief steals Christmas lights adorning Sooke RCMP detachment

But the lights were were returned Dec. 24 by a Good Samaritan, say Sooke Mounties

  • Dec. 30, 2016 6:00 a.m.

A brazen thief stole Christmas lights decorating the outside of the Sooke RCMP detachment one week before Christmas, But the lights were were returned Dec. 24 by a Good Samaritan, say Sooke Mounties

“While in the midst of breaking up fights and drug busting, 911 calls and bear sightings, the Christmas lights were stolen from the front of the detachment building,” said Cpl. Dawn Gilhen.

“The lights had been displayed at the request of children from the schools in town, who were concerned that without Christmas lights Santa might not know where to drop off all the presents for the police officers.”

But a Christmas miracle was in store for the hard-working police officers.

“As Christmas Eve drew to a close, a report was received that someone had found our Christmas lights discarded on the roadside,” Gilhen said.

There are no suspects in connection with the theft.

 

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