Didsbury RCMP - Stolen Urn Returned To Widow

Following a break in on Thursday, October 12th police say some priceless family heirlooms including an urn containing ashes were taken. Didsbury RCMP are please to announce the urn was returned to the widow on Monday, October 23rd.

Didsbury RCMP say the urn was recovered, intact, by the Calgary Police Service and was returned to the widow on Monday, October 23rd.

The widow was very thankful for its return and stated she "appreciates the work done by police".

The Chevrolet truck stolen during the break in has also been recovered but the rings remain outstanding.

The Calgary Police Service and Didsbury RCMP are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Didsbury RCMP at 403-335-3381.


Background story from Friday, October 13th..

On Thursday, October 12th between 8:30am and 1:30pm police say unknown suspects forced entry to a home on Range Road 35 in the Dogpound Area west of Didsbury.
Once inside, numerous items were stolen. Among those family heirlooms were two gold rings and a small red wooden urn which contained the ashes of the home owner's deceased husband, according to Didsbury RCMP.
Also stolen was a black 2001 Chevrolet S10 truck with Alberta licence plate BSR2779.
Staff-Sergeant Chad Fournier says "Crimes like this really tug at your heartstrings. We think that urn was taken by someone who did not realize what it was. To them, it is of no value at all - but to the family it is priceless. We hope these heirlooms can be returned to the family and welcome any assistance to do that."
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Didsbury RCMP Detachment.


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