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Thief inflicted family pain

Last Friday evening I was at the Brighouse Library having a great time talking to staff and my children were happily looking at books.

Last Friday evening I was at the Brighouse Library having a great time talking to staff and my children were happily looking at books. Imagine my horror when arriving back at my vehicle, my son came running to me hysterically saying that the window had been smashed in and my purse was stolen.

Luckily, a wonderful man who worked at the library came out to help me and let me use his cell phone to call the police.

I have been told by numerous people that I am lucky my family is safe and the items in my purse can be replaced. But am I that lucky?

The broken window was in a courtesy vehicle because I had been in an accident three weeks ago. That window cost me $300 deductible, which was not what I could afford to pay. This was money that was supposed to pay my hydro and keep food on my table until pay day. Luckily B.C. Hydro let me postpone my payment until the next pay day.

My children's identification was in that pink purse and that will cost me more to replace, not to mention their personal info is out there somewhere. On top of that the thief stole my winter coat so now I don't have one or the money to buy a new one!

So anyone out there, if you come across some children's identifications in plastic pouches, please return them to the front desk in the library or put it through the book return slot and it will be anonymous. If you are indeed the one that broke in, do you have a conscience?

Please return the items, keep the coat if you must. Obviously you don't know me or care, but you put my family through a second trauma in three weeks.

I am a single mom who works darned hard full time to keep a roof over our heads and the hydro connected. Why do you presume that you can just take from me?

All this painful process netted you $6 in change, if that!

J. Hutton

Richmond

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