A Langford woman says her car was broken in to early Monday morning, and one of the stolen items is a pendant with her friend’s ashes.
“My best friend since I was 13, and my maid of honour whose ashes it was in my car,” the woman, who asked for her name not to be shared, told CHEK News. “He broke into my car to get the garage fob…And that is where my dragonfly pendant was hanging from my rearview mirror, the pendant itself isn’t valuable…but I just always liked having it there.”
She says she’s hoping that the person who broke into her car may have discarded the pendant nearby since it isn’t valuable on its own, so she’s asking people in the area near the Langford Lake beach park to keep an eye out for her pendant.
She says she hadn’t realised the pendant was gone right away, since things from her garage like bikes were also stolen.
“I just felt sick [when I realised],” she said. “I just felt, I can’t even tell you.”
West Shore RCMP say this is one of two early morning break-ins they are investigating from Monday morning.
Officers are investigating two break-ins at homes area of Leigh Place and Trillium Road.
Police say in both break-ins, the suspects gained access to the home through the garage. In the other incident, the garage door wasn’t locked.
Cpl. Nancy Saggar, media relations officer with the West Shore RCMP, said in a statement that people should remember to lock their cars and garage doors.
“It’s a good habit to check your doors and windows at night before heading to bed and avoid leaving your garage door openers in the car overnight,” said Saggar.
It’s unclear whether anything was stolen from the other residence but RCMP say anyone with information about the two break-ins are urged to contact them at 250-474-2264.