Thieves steal trailer belonging to evacuated Fort McMurray family

Alberta RCMP say a family displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire has been targeted by thieves.

GULL LAKE — Alberta RCMP say a family displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire has been targeted by thieves.

Officers say the evacuated family had been staying at a campground at Gull Lake, north of Red Deer, when their travel trailer was stolen over the weekend.

It was later recovered but items important to the family were missing, including heirloom jewellery and children’s bikes.

The family was among more than 80,000 people forced to flee a fire that spread into Fort McMurray five weeks ago and destroyed nearly 10 per cent of the city.

Many residents have returned but some are not able to.

Mounties are asking anyone with information about the stolen goods to come forward.

“This situation is traumatizing to a family who have already faced a traumatic event,” said Sgt. Whitney Benoit.

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