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Victoria Police are trying to reunite a snowboard they seized from a possible thief i with its rightful owner.

The Avalanche-brand snowboard is believed to be stolen and was seized by VicPD in the 900-block of Pandora Ave.

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However, at this time police have not released any further info about the suspect or why they believe the item was stolen. 

One Victoria resident who tweeted back to VicPD expressed a different opinion about the seized item, stating that the police tweet creates stigma surrounding those who access facilities in the 900-block of Pandora Ave – presumably Our Place Society. 

In their response, @janineAnnT says “I live by Harris Green & left a pair of minty fresh Burton snowboard boots in my free pile, for ANYONE to take. This stuff fuels anger & ‘us & them’.”   

VicPD were quick to reply to the accusation, arguing that they never said the item was seized from someone accessing services at the facility.

The lack of ski hills in that area & the manner it was located indicates it may have been stolen,” writes police. “It’s not an “us vs, them” mentality. We support this community every day.” 

Anyone with information regarding the snowboard can contact Victoria Police at (250) 995-7654 and reference file 19-43597.