UPDATE: Ferret returned, police request assistance finding alleged ferret thief
The Castlegar RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a theft investigation from Total Pet in Castlegar, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On June 15, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the female in the attached picture made a purchase at Total Pet, and after making a purchase she was caught on video taking a ferret out of a cage and leaving the store without paying,” Mathew said.
Mathew said the animal was later found running around the Shopper’s parking lot and was returned to the pet store – but it still wasn’t okay to steal the critter in the first place.
“If anyone can identify the woman in this photo, they are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.”