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Crosswalk flags stolen in town of Digby

The crosswalk at Water Street near the Digby post office, where the flag holder now sits empty after several flags were stolen from its location, along with crosswalk flag stations at the Warwick and Mount Street intersection, and Victoria Street in front of the Dairy Queen.
The crosswalk at Water Street near the Digby post office, where the flag holder now sits empty after several flags were stolen from its location, along with crosswalk flag stations at the Warwick and Mount Street intersection, and Victoria Street in front of the Dairy Queen.

DIGBY, NS – Thirty crosswalk flags have been stolen from three separate crosswalks in downtown Digby.

The incident was reported to Digby RCMP September 25, and is assumed to have happened the night before.

The 30 flags stolen were part of a safety program initiated by now retired Special Constable Richard Parry to increase safety at three of Digby’s busiest crossings – at Water Street by the post office, the Warwick and Mount Street intersection, and Victoria Street in front of the Dairy Queen.

Constable Colin Helm with the Digby RCMP said the flags, which are bright orange in colour with a white strip from corner to corner, were most likely all taken at once.

“All we’re looking for is to get them back. We want to make sure the safety component that was in place is back,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or flags is asked to call the Digby RCMP Detachment at (902) 245-2579. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

 

See also: New crosswalk flags installed at three locations in Town of Digby

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