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Pincher Creek seniors seek stolen property

A World War One officer's compass and pouch is among the missing items

A signed copy of the Frederick Remington painting ‘Arizona Cowboy' was stolen.

Thieves stole a World War Two German army helmet

Pincher Creek RCMP made an appeal Sunday for the public’s help with an investigation into a break-in.
Between Jan. 11 and Jan. 20 someone broke into a shed in a backyard in Pincher Creek and stole a number of antiques and items with sentimental value — including family photos.
“The owners and victims of this crime are a senior couple who travel in the winter and had left all their worldly possessions in the locked shed,” Const. Wright said in a news release.
The owners of the home had it in the care of property managers and were waiting for renters to move in, Wright explained.
“A number of the boxes and antiques taken had great sentimental value to the owners including all their family pictures, items from the First and Second World Wars and native artifacts,” Wright said.
The items that range in size from an antique table set to photos and paintings were kept in several blue boxes.
Wright said several of the items may be circulating through southern Alberta and are asking residents, antique dealers, pawn shops and classified shoppers to keep their eyes open.
The owner has offered a reward for the return of the photos.
The following is a list of missing items:

  • Two Indian peace pipes, one Blackfoot and one from eastern Canada.
  • Antique calculator with original box.
  • One pair of World War One leather riding leggings.
  • Two pairs of leather wrist protectors.
  • Antique round oak table with three sleeves and five oak chairs.
  • Five oak dining room chairs not part of the above set.
  • Antique cylinder record player with 150 cylinder records.
  • Kerosene chandelier hanging lamp.
  • Two other kerosene lamps, one of which is a Fin Ger lamp.
  • Lady Slipper Bridal bit.
  • Rawhide lariat from the 1920s.
  • A man’s diamond willow walking cane with a buffalo horn handle and a brass tip on bottom.
  • Bridle and bit with silver studs initials LFB.
  • World War Two German army helmet.
  • German officer’s shirt crest with swastika removed.
  • Two First Nations stone hammers.
  • One First Nations war hammer.
  • Two hundred First Nations arrowheads.
  • A wooden butter bowl press and handles.
  • A hat rack made from horns.
  • A brass seven-day clock.
  • Complete shaving kit with ivory handles, with peacock carving.
  • Hand-carved dice in a bone case.
  • Two antique curling irons.
  • World War One officer’s compass.
  • Antique silver tea set.
  • Chinese vase.
  • Signed copy of painting by Frederick Remington titled “Arizona Cowboy.”

Anyone with information should call Const. Wright at 403-627-6010 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

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