POLITICS
03/26/2014 02:09 EDT | Updated 05/26/2014 05:59 EDT

Heavyweight heist in B.C. as strongarmed crooks abscond with antique anvil

HALFMOON BAY, B.C. - There's been no sign of any roadrunners, but wiley coyotes on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast should beware: an anvil has been stolen from an area home.

RCMP in Halfmoon Bay, about 36 kilometres northwest of Gibsons B.C., say the antique anvil was snatched sometime between March 21 and last Sunday.

The theft might not have taken much planning, but police say it likely required some physical strength, because the metal, block-shaped item weighed at least 50 kilograms.

It was one of two odd heists on the Sunshine Coast last week, as crooks also raided a building site and escaped with five burlap sacks full of brackets used for construction.

Police say some security footage may help them trace a suspect in that robbery.

(CKAY)