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Ferry baggage stolen from Tsawwassen terminal
A BC Ferries passenger heading for Vancouver Island last Sunday (May 22) had his luggage containing valuables and important documentation stolen.
According to Delta Police the passenger checked in his bag prior to boarding the 10:15 a.m. ferry to Duke Point from Tsawwassen. On arrival, his wheeled duffle bag failed to show up.
He contacted the ferry staff who were able to view video which showed an, as yet, unidentified person taking the victim’s bag. The carry-on bag is described as a black, rolling, fabric bag with an extendible handle. Contents stolen include, a Canadian passport, birth certificate, an iPod, an Apple iPad, a Cannon digital camera and a Magic Jack computer phone system. Total value of loss exceeds $1,800.
BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said there are more than 700 CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras at its terminals to monitor operations.
When customers drop off baggage, it is in an area where only ticketed passengers are permitted, Marshall said in an email. Baggage is locked in a van or baggage cart while on the ferry. The baggage is then dropped off at the arrivals area for awaiting passengers to pick up.
Given the volume of passengers using the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal each year—more than 7 million—these occurrences are infrequent, Marshall added.