Trail shoppers – keep close eye on your purse

Warning rings true at this time of year

With the Christmas season upon us and the stores getting more and more crowded I write this as a warning to all women.

Keep an eye on your purse at all times as it only takes a split second for some unscrupulous person to grab it.

I speak from experience as my purse was stolen at the mall on July 21st.

I thought I was keeping a very close eye on it especially after what happened to me a few years ago. I accidentally left my purse in a store downtown. I got it back but unfortunately someone had found it first, left it where they found it and robbed me of $60.

This time I wasn’t so lucky. I lost everything as my purse was never found or returned and I’m out over $300 trying to replace at least somethings but somethings can’t be replaced. I dearly wish I could have it back.

I’m still paying for this loss with not much hope of recouping any of the money so it has hit me very hard since I’m on low income and work part time and collect empties to supplement my income but still have a hard time getting by.

Christmas is hard enough on those of us on low income but mine will be even bleaker because of this person who stole my purse.

I’ve learned a hard lesson that you have to keep an eye on your purse at all times. And if you can’t afford to lose it don’t carry it in your purse.

If you must carry it with you, carry it separately.

I’m hoping by writing this letter I can prevent even one person from going through what I have been going through the last few months. And gentlemen this also applies to you. Keep an eye on your wallets too.

Cindy De Meulenaere


Just Posted

Smokies back on home ice tonight

The puck for Game 3 drops tonight at 7 p.m. in the Cominco Arena

Forget the birds, remember the bears

First black bear sighting was in Montrose on March 14, confirmed WildsafeBC

Kootenay Kabab celebrates Persian New Year

Nowruz, or Persian New Year, celebrations begin Tuesday

Scarlet Sway thanks fans for Top -10 run

The Dawson Creek band was voted into the Top 5 and placed in the Top 10 of CBC’s Searchlight

Robin in the ‘hood

Trail Times editor Guy Bertrand captured a robin enjoying the Shavers Bench sunlight

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Proposed gun bill attacked by gun owners and shooting victims

The federal government tabled the bill today in order to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms

New anti-radicalization centre in the works for B.C.

Centre aims to help ‘vulnerable individuals of the path to radicalization’ before they turn to crime

B.C. bravery, public service honoured by Governor General Julie Payette

UVic basketball coach Kathryn Shields inducted into Order of Canada

Sea lion with rope wrapped around neck saved by Vancouver Aquarium

Steller sea lions are a species of special concern and some populations are endangered in parts of Alaska

B.C. can learn from Washington’s wine industry growth

Winery owner cites importance of industry collaboration

50-million-year-old fossil found in B.C. town makes history

Paleontologist Dr. Bruce Archibald says Princeton, B.C. is becoming famous for giving up rare fossils

VIDEO: Dashcam records near-miss by bad driver

Speeding pickup truck shown illegally passing on highway shoulder

Well-known former B.C. radio personality and politician Barrie Clark dies

Clark remembered as a fair-minded ‘statesman,’ who always saw the big picture

Most Read