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Vernon shoe store offers $1,000 reward in wake of break-in

Cobbler’s Rack will give $1,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest
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Cobbler’s Rack is offering a $1,000 reward after the Vernon shoe store was broken into on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

A Vernon shoe store is offering a reward to anyone who can provide information regarding a recent theft at the store.

Cobbler’s Rack was broken into on Jan. 27 around 6 a.m. The thief or thieves took several items, including some high-end handbags.

Cobbler’s Rack is now offering a reward of $1,000 for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the theft.

The windows of the store on 30th Avenue were smashed during the theft and are currently covered by plywood, along with a notice detailing the reward offer.

“In an effort to expedite the investigation and encourage community involvement, we are offering a reward of $1,000 for any information that leads to the apprehension and prosecution of those responsible,” the notice reads.

Cobbler’s Rack asks anyone who witnessed anything suspicious near the store around the time of the theft to contact the RCMP immediately.

“We believe that with the support of our vigilant community, we can bring those people to justice.”

The notice emphasizes that confidentially is “of utmost importance,” and any information shared will be handled with discretion.

“This incident has left us deeply saddened and concerned, not only for the well-being of our business but for the impact on our community as well. As a locally-owned establishment, we take pride in being part of this wonderful community, and this unfortunate event has shaken us,” Cobbler’s Rack said on Facebook.

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Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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