June 27, 2014 2:40 am
Updated: June 27, 2014 3:15 am

Another North Shore Rescue cache vandalized


WATCH: Another emergency cache belonging to North Shore rescue has been targeted by thieves. Catherine Urquhart reports.

Another North Shore Rescue cache has been broken into.

This time it happened in North Vancouver. Acting on a tip, team members flew up to check one of their caches.

But it was too late. North Shore Rescue says it will take $7,000 to repair the damage and replace what was stolen.

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“It’s hard for me to express my frustration, because I want to say things that are inappropriate,” said Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue.

“This stuff is here for a reason. We need to make sure it stays here, and it’s safe.

Some supplies were taken and a lock has been smashed.

“We’re going to be taking measures to making sure this stuff is safe. We’re going to be fabricating things over the locks. It’s really sad we have to do that,” said Danks.

Just yesterday, we reported that someone broke into the cache located in a remote area in Hanes Valley and stole $15,000 worth of equipment that included sleeping bags, first aid kits, rescue ropes and a chainsaw.

“We’re really hoping we can get some fingerprints off that bag,” said Danks, referring to one bag that wasn’t taken away, but appears to have been touched.

“We’re going to deliver that to the RCMP….hopefully we can find who did this.”

WATCH: Volunteers with North Shore Rescue are stunned to find out one of their remote emergency caches — stocked with supplies to help rescue people — was recently broken into and ransacked. Tanya Beja reports.

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