A lockbox containing cash and tickets to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s “A Night for the Museum” fundraiser was stolen last night while volunteers were on site at the Grande Prairie Canadian Tire location selling tickets.
Police are working to identify who the culprit is.
Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the lockbox, tickets and personal information of ticket buyers was recovered. However, the cash was not returned.
“Desperate people do desperate things. We’re just glad that everyone is safe,” said Susan Hunter, Executive Director at the dinosaur museum. “We’re extremely grateful to the honest person that turned in the lockbox and its contents.”
“The thief appears to have just been after the cash,” said Hunter. “A caring anonymous donor has already stepped forward to cover the monies that were taken from us, and we are grateful to this Good Samaritan for their act of kindness,” she added.
No one was hurt during the incident.