Brazen theft considered an act of cowardice

Today, sometime between 15:30 and 17:30 on September 13, Mr. Al Baranec was a victim of theft.

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)