REGINA – Police are now investigating after a shipping container with all of a Regina family’s belongings was stolen.
The young family is asking for help locating literally everything they own. They are moving to Singapore and were shocked when they discovered the container full of their furniture, clothes, bikes and children’s toys and artwork was never shipped overseas.
“We can go buy new beds, new things, but it’s the things that insurance can’t replace.”
Chris Beingessner believes the items are still in Regina. The shipping container was supposed to be delivered May 25th, but he was only notified Wednesday that the container never made it. According to Regina police, a trucking company reported their trailer missing on May 27th. They found it a few days later, but without the container on it.
Global News tried to contact Alero Moving and Storage and J & T Trucking – two companies that were supposed to ensure the container was delivered. Neither returned our phone calls. Beingessner says the trucking company never reported the missing container, so an investigation was not opened until he reported it to police himself on June 10.
The family has insurance on the container, but wants to relocate photos, mementos and souvenirs also lost.
“We can go buy new beds, new things, but it’s the things that insurance can’t replace. It’s my daughter’s art she packed planning to decorate her new bedroom. It’s the growth chart that we’ve had since the kids were little. Those are the things that are worth nothing to anyone,” said Beingessner.
He hopes someone knows where the items have gone – many of them originally in boxes with his name on them.