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A male thief stole three guns and ammunition from Fernie’s Canadian Tire between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. last Saturday.
The guns were non-restrictive firearms and Sgt. Lorne Craig of the Elk Valley RCMP described the occurrence as a “brazen” theft.
“He went virtually undetected in front of staff until he was out the doors,” said Sgt. Craig. “We are in the process of reviewing video surveillance of the event, and it’s still under investigation.”
According to reports, the thief allegedly drilled into the gun cabinet and unscrewed the locks on the guns within minutes before making a quick getaway unseen.
“Due to the manner in which he did the theft, we’re probably looking at someone who is experienced,” noted Sgt. Craig.
The thief was approximately six feet tall, wearing a dark jacket and ball cap.
If anyone has any information regarding the theft they are encouraged to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-423-4404.