Emergency Supplies Stolen

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: October 25, 2023

Thieves have struck a locker containing thousands of dollars worth of emergency supplies and the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and the Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for your help to return the items.

The theft is believed to have occurred over the past few weeks at Sunshine Coast Emergency Program storage lockers in the Gibsons area. The lockers contain supplies to be used by the community in the event of an emergency on the Sunshine Coast. Since the theft took place, the SCRD has taken steps to further secure the lockers.

Included in the stolen items are first aid kits, blankets, hockey bags, waterproof wheeled storage cases, blow up mattresses and other unique items such as bright orange emergency support services vests which have a blue logo on the back of them. Some images of the stolen items are below.

Pictured are the items stolen. These include a wheeled carry case, mattresses, first aid kit and vests.

“It takes a considerable amount of work to put together these kits so that we are ready in times of crisis,” says Sunshine Coast Emergency Management Coordinator Nancy Hughes. “It’s beyond disappointing that anyone would break into these lockers and steal items that are there to help and support our community should an emergency occur.”

“We want the public to take a good look at some of the pictures, the vests in particular are quite unique,” says Constable Karen Whitby with the Sunshine Coast RCMP. “Perhaps you have seen these items offered for sale online, or you may have seen them in the community. If you have then please contact police.”

If you have information, contact Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266 and quote file number 2023-7705.

Media Contacts:
Constable Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP

Aidan Buckley, Manager, Communications and Engagement
Sunshine Coast Regional District