Missing Totem 13-4951

Theft Of Totem Pole Leaves Owner Puzzled

Saanich File 2013-4951

Overnight between Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, an unknown person entered the rear yard of a residence in the 2800 block of Admirals Road and stole a large Totem pole.

The owner of the Totem had advertised the item for sale on Used Victoria and noticed the Totem missing on Early Sunday morning.  The unknown suspect left a skateboard in place of the stolen Totem.

The Totem was described as being approximately 8 feet tall, and 3.5 feet in diameter, and made out of one solid piece of styrofoam.  The native carving on the Totem was a bear, with the predominant colour being grey.  It is estimated that the Totem weighed approximately 75 pounds.  (Please see attached photo)

Missing Totem 13-4951

The owner estimated the value of the Totem to be approximately $1500, and the owner has stated that he would like for the Totem to be returned.  The owner is hopeful that the one-of-a-kind piece is still intact.

Anyone with information relating to the theft, or with information relating to the location of this item, is asked to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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