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West Van police ask for help to find stolen church bell

An old church bell was stolen from the front steps of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Dundarave, police say
The 500-pound bell has "CORONATION" written on it. | West Vancouver Police Department

If you happen to spot an old church bell, police are asking you to give them a ring.

West Vancouver police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 500-pound church bell that was stolen between Aug. 24 and 25.

On Sept. 8, the theft from the front door of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – in the Dundarave area of West Van – was reported to police. The old bell had “CORONATION” written on it, and was recently donated to the church, police say.

“This is an unfortunate event, and we are hoping that whoever took this item will return it,” West Vancouver Police Department Const. Nicole Braithwaite said in a statement. “We are asking for any information that might lead us to the missing church bell.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-925-7300 regarding file #22-10709. If you want to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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