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Wedding dresses stolen from White Rock woman

White Rock resident Olga Tsoupikova returned from walking her dogs along the Serpentine River to find her car had been broken into and her wedding dresses stolen. - Dan Ferguson photo
White Rock resident Olga Tsoupikova returned from walking her dogs along the Serpentine River to find her car had been broken into and her wedding dresses stolen.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson photo

Olga Tsoupikova says it was bad enough someone broke into her car and stole her purse with her credit cards and ID.

But they also stole her wedding dresses.

The 28-year-old White Rock resident put her wedding gown and her after-wedding dress in her car for a planned fitting, then took her three dogs for a walk with a friend along the Serpentine River Wednesday (March 14) afternoon around 3 p.m.

She'd been planning her April wedding for some time, finding the perfect wedding dress – a white strapless floral number with a long train – back in October.

But her prize acquisition was her after-wedding dress, a glittering floral crystal minidress she discovered during her bachelorette outing in Las Vegas a few days earlier.

"It's one-of-a-kind," she says.

"I would pet it every night before I go to sleep."

She didn't realize the theft until she returned from her walk and started to drive away.

First, she noticed her GPS was gone.

Then, she realized her purse and her dresses had been stolen, too.

On taking a closer look at the front passenger door of her car, she saw where someone had pried back the metal trim to get at the lock.

By the time she called police, her stolen credit card had already been used.

A witness reported seeing a yellow work truck parked near Tsoupikova's car and a man acting suspiciously.

She is asking anyone who might have information about the theft to contact the RCMP – in White Rock, call 778-593-3600; in Surrey, 604-599-0502. To remain anonymous, call  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

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