Ms. Haliburton said she was disappointed someone hadn’t taken the time to put the vehicle in park and remove the key from the ignition and lock it up.
“We couldn’t be responsible for doing that at the time,” she said. “If we had at least known the vehicle was just going to be left there like that we would have at least contacted someone to look after it for us. But it just wasn’t something I was thinking about right then. My husband wasn’t allowed to return to the car anyway.”
Ms. Haliburton said the area around the vehicle had police caution tape and an announcement was made on the radio letting passing motorists know that no one was left on scene so they wouldn’t need to stop.
“I wonder if someone heard that and then decided to see if there was anything in the vehicle?” she said. “Whoever did this just didn’t care. They didn’t know if someone had died in the accident.
“I didn’t think people could be so low. But since then I’ve heard so many different things from people and unfortunate things that have happened to them and I’m not really surprised. Even if it was locked up, whoever did this probably would have just smashed the windows to get at what was inside.”
A statement was made to the RCMP, but as of March 27 they had yet to be contacted by the RCMP to follow-up on the matter.
“Whatever evidence that was there is probably gone now,” she said. “There would have had to have been tire tracks, footprints and maybe even fingerprints.”
While she doesn’t expect at this point to recover the items that were stolen, Ms. Haliburton still encourages anyone who might have information related to this theft to contact the RCMP. She hopes that by telling her story, people who might face similar unfortunate circumstances will remember what happened in this case and be able to take steps to try and prevent it from happening to them.