Are you missing an eight-foot totem pole, Danish teak furniture or a Hudson Bay point blanket wool throw? If so then the Delta police want to hear from you.
Last week, police located this eclectic collection of higher-end household goods and equipment in a stolen ‘sea-can’ or sea container and now want the public’s help to solve the mystery.
The goods include: vintage MCM Danish teak furniture, a Hudson Bay point blanket wool throw with real fur on the flip side, welding equipment, a large frame print of a tree in fall colours, and the totem pole.
According to police, the empty sea-can, valued at more than $3,000, was originally purchased from a Delta container company in late December, and delivered to Vancouver. In January the company determined the purchase was fraudulent, and was able to track the missing sea-can to a storage facility in Delta.
On Jan. 22, officers attended the storage facility and confirmed the identity of the missing sea-can. The next day police opened the can, and with the assistance of approximately 15 police officers, and about five City of Delta staff, transferred the contents of the sea-can to police headquarters.
“Our officers have been through the contents of the sea-can, which would fill a one to two-bedroom home, and there’s nothing to indicate who the owner is,” said public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf. “Officers have tried to match the serial numbers of stolen items against police databases, but haven’t had any success. There are a number of distinctive pieces, which were wrapped in moving blankets and shrink wrapped carefully, and we’re hoping the public and media will help us locate the owners.”
No arrests have been made at this point regarding the stolen property and the investigation is active and on-going,” added Leykauf.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Delta police at 604-946-4411, quote file 19-1556 and ask for Const. Sahota at ext. 4082.