Two Whitehorse seniors have been reunited with their walkers after a mix-up over the weekend led police to believe one had been stolen.
On Monday RCMP sent out a news release urging the public to keep an eye out for a thief they thought had pilfered a senior’s walker from a Whitehorse grocery store.
A 68-year-old woman, recovering from knee surgery, left her walker at the customer service desk of Superstore on Saturday afternoon. She borrowed one of the store’s electric scooters to shop.
When she returned to pick up her walker it was gone.
Police released surveillance video photos of a man seen walking away with the walker in hand.
By the end of the day officers had heard from the man who explained he had taken the walker believing it was the one his grandmother had left behind there earlier.
It turns out two nearly identical walkers were being held at the grocery store.
“Both of the walkers are being returned to their proper owners and RCMP want to stress that there was no ill intent on the part of anyone involved,” police said in a statement.