REGINA – A bitterly cold weekend for members of the Callie Curling Club, as a bonspiel for youths was marred by a theft of almost $1000 in prizes.
The club said at roughly 9:00 p.m. Friday evening, an intruder entered the building, tripped the alarm system, and then took off with the prizes.
“Anytime someone breaks into your home or business, you feel uncomfortable”, Callie Curling Club Tom Hamon said.
Most of the youth who participated in the tournament were 16-17 years old.
“They’re winning something but they’re going home empty handed.”
“So Saturday they’ve got to look at a bunch of pictures taped to the table top, not a bunch of prizes. Anytime someone breaks into your home or business, you feel uncomfortable”, said Hamon.
The club posted a video of the suspect on Facebook, asking the public for help in identifying the man.
He was wearing a blue sweatshirt and dark pants.
In a another video surveillance, he was seen leaving the premises with a backpack, and visibly bulkier. The video has been viewed over 36,000 times as of Tuesday night.
“I think we’re close to 100 per cent that this is the individual, given the time and state.”
“It’s maybe a slap back at crooks in general out there, that you know there’s consequences”.
The club said they will be replacing all the prizes with their own money.
Regina Police said they are investigating the theft, and urging anyone with any information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.Follow @christadao