CKNW listeners help Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society after devastating theft

RCMP are investigating a theft at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Societ. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society/Facebook
980 CKNW listeners have stepped up to help a local charity after a heartless theft.
The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society was targeted when someone cut through the walls of their facility on the Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge and took their safe.

More than $10,000 in cash and gift cards were taken, along with other items. The stolen gift cards were supposed to help families in need over the upcoming holiday season, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.
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When news broke of the theft, CKNW listeners called in to the Lynda Steele Show to donate more than $11,000 to the charity.
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RCMP said a black pickup truck seen speeding away from the area may have been involved.
RCMP are investigating. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Last December, RCMP investigated after someone broke into Surrey Christmas Bureau headquarters and made off with six laptops, several drones and about $6,000 worth of gift cards. Following the theft, donors stepped up and offered tens of thousands of dollars to the charity.

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