On Oct. 16, the Care Closet Thrift Store, located at 574 Main St. in Penticton, received a donation from an elderly woman that was dropped off by a different woman. According to a release from Penticton RCMP, after going through the donation, staff discovered an “item of great value” that they are now looking to return to the elderly widow. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

RCMP, Care Closet Thrift Store looking to return ‘item of great value’ to elderly widow

A woman dropped off the donation at the Penticton store on behalf of someone else on Oct. 16

Penticton’s Care Closet Thrift Store and RCMP are looking to reunite an elderly widow with a valuable item that may have been unintentionally donated.

According to a release from Cst. James Grandy, a woman brought in several clothing items for donation at the store, located at 574 Main St., on Oct. 26 between 10 and 11 a.m. The woman was dropping the donation of clothing items off on behalf of an elderly widow when “something of great value was discovered inside the donated items.”

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“On behalf of an elderly widow, the woman brought in several clothing items for donation. Amongst other items, there were bags of clothing containing new dress shirts, folded and still in their plastic,” states the release. “Something of great value was discovered inside the donated items. Likely, the person dropping the donations off was unaware this item remained inside.”

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 and reference file 2019-18632.

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Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
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