Ama Transition House for senior women fleeing abuse is asking for the return of the patio set (above) which went missing on June 4.

Residents of White Rock transition home hit hard by theft

Ama Transition Home for abused senior women reported theft of antique patio set to RCMP

A White Rock transition home for seniors is asking the public’s help in locating an antique patio set which they reported stolen from their backyard June 4.

Members of Ama Transition House – which provides support to abused senior women – were in the process of restoring the donated set when it was taken from behind the home between midnight and 1 a.m.

The sudden loss of the often-used set has caused heightened stress and fear with a number of the women staying at the transition home, many of which have suffered abuse and theft throughout their lives, said program manager Maddy Carlington.

“To have a part of what they’ve come to know stolen, it’s impacted them. It’s brought a lot of fear to know someone came into their space and stole what belongs to us,” she told Wednesday Peace Arch News. “It raised a lot of stress and emotion with these women.”

The patio set, which was donated to the non-profit organization in 2004, was set to be sanded down and painted as part of a summer project, Carlington said.

“This a beautiful piece of furniture. That is an antique and classic. We were deciding on the colour to paint it for our summer project. So we were quite heartbroken when we found it was gone,” said Carlington. “We’re just hoping someone recognizes it and returns it to its loving home.”

Carlington has filed a report with the White Rock RCMP, anyone with information is asked to contact police with the file number 13-70042 or call 604-542-5992.

 

 

 

 

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