Sooke RCMP say that several bags of cans and bottles intended to raise money for the Cops for Cancer ride were stolen on Sept. 19.

The RCMP had been collecting cans and bottles to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

According to the RCMP, volunteers who were sorting the cans for donation noticed that at least eight large clear plastic bags were missing from the fenced in compound at the detachment.

We’ve reviewed the video footage from the area in an effort to try an identify a suspect, says Operations NCO Sergeant Clayton Wiebe of the Sooke RCMP. “The money from these bottles & cans were going to a cause that we all here have strong feelings for. Yeah I’d say we’re pretty upset by this theft.”

Since 1997, the ride has raised over $42 million to help support children and families affected by childhood cancer.

Sooke RCMP are asking that anyone with information on the incident contact them at 250-642-5241.