Silver stolen from traveler in Hope

Coins and bullion were worth $30,000

RCMP say a man who purchased silver bullion and coins in Vancouver on July 27, could have been followed and robbed in Hope.

The man called Hope RCMP to report that $30,000 worth of silver had been stolen from his vehicle.

He had parked in front of Toys Pharmacy while having dinner at the Blue Moose Cafe on Wallace Street, before heading home to the Interior. He had been at the Vancouver Bullion $ Currency Exchange earlier in the day. He told police he was at the Blue Moose from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and then returned to his car to quickly grab something.

“He thinks he may have left his vehicle unlocked for those few minutes,” Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said. When the man returned to his vehicle, a backpack containing the bullion and coins was gone.

His vehicle is a gray 1991 Toyota Previa and the backpack was black and gray, made by Osprey.

There was no damage to his vehicle. The file is still being investigated by police, including figuring out whether the man was followed from Vancouver Bullion.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or report an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

news@ahobserver.com

 

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