Stolen, found & fixed

A Kelowna boy's week keeps getting better, after his stolen iPad that was returned a little damaged is now fixed to look as good as new.

This week after RCMP reported that the iPad, stolen from a 12-year-old boy in a local bowling alley, had been returned to him, a little worse for wear, a local company stepped up to make it right.

On Monday, Kelowna police were contacted by Catherine Pynappels of Kelowna Cell Repair Inc.

Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says she kindly offered to repair the recovered iPad for the family at no cost.

"We were happy to help, as these repairs can be pricey. We did not feel that it was fair to the family to have to pay that after the theft," says Pynappels.

"We have children and they would be sad if this had happened to them. Thanks to all the local RCMP for their great job too.”

The man who allegedly stole the iPad was identified and arrested by police. 

"It's heartwarming to see such an amazing act of kindness from the community," says O'Donaghey. "The Kelowna RCMP would like to extend a big thanks to Kelowna Cell Repair and to the media for doing their part to make this good news story happen."


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