Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Puzzling crime: 3,000 feet of rope stolen from historic site in Colwood


West Shore RCMP is turning to the public’s help in solving a puzzling theft that occurred at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood.

According to police, an estimated 3,000 feet of nylon rope was stolen from multiple locations around the park sometime overnight on April 19th.

The rope, which was used to line trails and create pathways for visitors to explore the historic sites without damaging the delicate ecosystem or putting themselves at risk, is described as turquoise and blue polyester line similar to the type commonly used on boats.

West Shore RCMP said the theft is puzzling to investigators, who are unsure of the motive behind it. The historic sites are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and the rope is an essential component of the park’s infrastructure.

West Shore RCMP is working to identify and apprehend the person or persons responsible for the theft, and is asking for the public’s help in bringing them to justice.

Anyone who recognizes the rope pictured, or has information about who may be responsible for the theft, is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP non-emergency line at 250-474-2264.

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