Thursday, January 22, 2015

RCMP seek public assistance in theft of First Nations art from Northern Expedition Ferry

Normally the Northern Expedition is a method of transportation between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii or Vancouver Island, however on January 6th it was the scene of a crime, an art theft which now has the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP looking for some assistance from the public.

When the responding officers arrive at the Fairview Terminal, they were advised that a piece of traditional artwork had been stolen from a display case located in an area of the ship that have closed to the public several days prior to the report of the theft.

A picture of the First Nations carving of the mask can be found below:

Picture of First Nations Mask
stolen from Northern Expedition Ferry
sometime around January 6th

At this stage of the investigation we are looking to the community of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas to assist in generating any additional leads. ... This is a unique piece of traditional artwork and we are asking anyone who sees this mask to contact police. -- Constable Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP

The investigation is one of an ongoing file and if anyone has information related to the case they are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

For more information regarding the investigation see this media release from the RCMP.

More items related to Emergency Service calls in the Northwest can be found on our archive page here.

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