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AED stolen in break-in at Pender Harbour Landfill

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Sunshine Coast RCMP are hoping tips from the public will help them recover some potentially life-saving equipment stolen from the Pender Harbour Landfill.

RCMP say the break-in happened sometime last Thursday night. The thief smashed through a gate and several doors – doing a lot of damage. They also set off a fire extinguisher inside the office.

But their most heartless act was making off with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which had been donated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Police say that fire extinguisher may hold vital clues, so they’ve sent it off for forensic testing, but they’re also hoping to hear from anyone who can help them track down the suspect, or suspects, or at least get the AED back.

“The AED will likely be of little use or value to the person who took it, so we ask that they return it to the landfill, or drop it off in a public place so that it can be returned, and be available should someone truly need it in a life and death situation,” says Cst Harrison Mohr. “This was a really low act. The AED had been donated to be used in an emergency to save a life, and some thoughtless person took it for their own selfless reasons.”

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Anyone with information can call Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266, or  Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).

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