Central Okanagan News
Home ransacked and robbed
It was just your typical Monday for Joe Rich resident Mike Robinson and his wife -- that is, until they arrived home from work as they usually do just after 4 p.m.
That's when things were literally turned upside down.
"My wife and I came home from work yesterday and found that our place had been ransacked and all our stuff stolen," says Robinson.
"They got some TV's, computers, camcorders and things like that. They stole purses, make-up, weird stuff like that - they really ransacked our house. It's turned right over."
Robinson says thieves also raided his liquor cabinet and stole several firearms.
"I had a collection of about six hunting rifles that I had collected through my early 20s. They were in good shape but they are now gone," says Robinson.
He figures the rifles alone are worth about $15,000.
In all, he says it will cost about $40,000 to replace everything that was lost.
Worst of all, Robinson says the items are not insured.
Robinson lives on Highway 33 near the Joe Rich fire hall.
He says no one in the area saw anything and police indicated there had not been a rash of burglaries in the area.
However, he does think he knows approximately when the thieves hit.
"They took a bunch of our stuff out of the freezer and put it on the ground," says Robinson.
"It was still frozen when we got home so it puts a time frame on it for us, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Robinson says police believe the thieves were in and out quickly... no more than about 30 minutes.
As for his stuff, Robinson says he's prepared to look the other way and offer a small reward for its return.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Joe Rich area between noon and 4 p.m. are asked to contact Kelowna RCMP.
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