It’s a theft that has Grinch written all over it… 30 Christmas trees have been stolen from Aunt Leah’s in North Vancouver.
The organization sells trees to help local foster children.
Sarah Stewart with Aunt Leah’s Place says the trees stolen were worth more than $2,000.
When asked what she would say to those responsible if given a chance, she says she would be out of words.
“I don’t know if we would have much to say to them, I think it’s just you know, at this point all that we can do is just focus on doing this social enterprise – which is our Christmas tree lot – and just continuing to focus on keeping that tree lot going and working with the volunteers.”
She says the theft took place on December 1 around midnight.
“It’s super odd, it’s so weird. We don’t understand what’s happening or where those trees are at.”
— Aunt Leah's Place (@AuntLeahs) November 29, 2016
Corporal Richard De Jong with North Vancouver RCMP says it’s a very sad situation.
“This is the time of season where people give, they give sacrificially, and to buy a tree from a tree lot that you know gives the money back into the community. This is disturbing and sad for this time of year.”
He says police are going over surveillance video from neighbouring businesses.
Last year the organization raised over $325,000 dollars.