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RCMP investigating antique knife theft

POWELL RIVER, B.C.- The Powell River RCMP is investigating a theft of weapons from a vehicle.

In a release, Constable Ron Palmquist said two World War Two knives were taken from an unlocked white Dodge Ram pickup, on the 4600 block of Joyce Avenue. The incident was reported to police on January 31st, and was said to have happened the night before.

One of the stolen knives was described as a folding knife with a folding spike from the Navy.

A black, metal Crossman air gun was also stolen, as was a BC Ferries Experience Card.

“Always lock your vehicle doors to guard yourselves against being victims of crimes of opportunity,” Palmquist said in the release.

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The release noted another theft, this one from an unlocked 2014 Mitsubishi RVR, parked on the 4500 block of Joyce Avenue. This was reported to have happened the night of January 29th.

A wallet was stolen. It was described as a Mark Jacobs designer wallet with black leather and a gold plate on the front.

Palmquist’s release also contained a report of a break and enter. It happened the night of January 31st at a business listed at 7373 Duncan Street.

In his report, it was noted that the Powell River RCMP responded to 110 calls for service between January 29th and February 2nd. These calls included six cases of impaired driving, two assaults, three incidents of mischief and one break and enter.

Anyone with details about any of these incidents is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Powell River RCMP at (604) 485-6255.

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