Police seek suspect in theft of totem pole from Kwikwetlem First Nations
2022-12-19 10:17 PST
File # 2022-27539
Coquitlam RCMP are investigating a theft of a totem pole from the Kwikwetlem Band office located at 10 – 65 Colony Farm Road in Coquitlam from October 12, 2022. Surveillance video depicts one suspect pick up the totem pole and load it into the U-Haul truck before driving away.
The totem pole had been on display at the back of the band office. This totem pole had significant sentimental value to the community.
The totem pole can be described as:
- 3 feet tall
- Red cedar solid wood
- Carved owl on the top
The suspect can be described as:
- athletic build
The suspect was seen wearing:
- Dark shoes
- Dark jeans or workpants
- Dark hoodie sweatshirt
- No gloves
The theft of the totem pole from the Kwikwetlem First Nations land is a significant loss for the community, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins.
A meticulous investigation is being executed as we understand the sentimental and cultural loss felt by the Kwikwetlem First Nations.
Anyone who has any information, witnessed this incident or may have video footage is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2022-27539.
Cpl. Alexa HodginsMedia Relations Officer
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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