To the Editor:
It is a sad time in Keremeos. Today, sometime between 15:30 and 17:30 on September 13, Mr. Al Baranec was a victim of theft. He is an 87 year old gentleman and a resident of Keremeos for approximately five years. Al owns the old Hanna’s bakery at 614-7th Avenue. He lives in a suite in the back of the old store.
While relaxing in his wheel chair at the rear of the building in his driveway, he dozed off in the sunshine. A person – and I use that term very lightly – helped his/ herself to a money clip Al had in his shirt pocket. His clip had about $200 to $300 in it. Mr Baranec is also blind and hard of hearing so this despicable and cowardly act was easily executed.
I am asking anyone in town that knows anything about this, to contact the Keremeos RCMP at 250-499-5511 and pass the information on to the RCMP. I would like to add, “ I hope the poor excuse of a human sleeps well and advise you to keep looking over your shoulder because something will be coming your way.
Thank you to everyone,
Doug Ward, (friend and caregiver to Al)