After having an electric cello stolen from their vehicle while staying at a motel in Williams Lake a U.S. couple is hoping for its safe return.
“We think that the thief thought they’d found an expensive gun because it was in a case that is long and narrow,” Rita Rice said from Idaho Monday morning. “They left everything else in the car except for a pair of sunglasses.”
Rice said she and her husband, Bryan, had been in Wells for a week-long intensive harp and cello school when they decided to stop Friday, Aug. 23 in Williams Lake and checked into the Super 8 Motel on Highway 97.
They parked their vehicle about five spots from the entrance of the motel at about 8:30 p.m. and did not discover the car had been broken into until 8 a.m.
“My husband thinks he may not have locked the car because he used his key remote and might have been too far away,” she said.
The Rices are happy to pay a reward for the cello’s return with no questions asked and have it shipped home.
“It was a heartbreaking end to what had been a wonderful week in Canada,” she said, adding about a year ago she bought Bryan the electric cello because it is easier to transport than his large acoustic one.
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Last week an American couple had their truck, boat and boat trailer stolen while they were staying at the Super 8 Motel as well. The truck was discovered within 24 hours at Deep Creek north of Williams Lake.