Police return two saddles found abandoned in Duncan on Sept. 5 to owner. (File photo)

Police return two horse saddles to Cowichan owner

Saddles found abandoned in Duncan parking lot on Sept. 5

The owner of two saddles that were located and turned into the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP on Sept. 5 has been located.

A police statement said the owner was made aware that the saddles were at the RCMP detachment and had not been claimed.

“After describing the saddles in detail, the owner was able to walk away from the office with the two saddles, one that has been in his family for over 100 years,” the police statement said.

“The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP want to thank the public and local media who helped spread the details for it to make its way to the rightful owner.”

The horse saddles were found abandoned in a parking lot in downtown Duncan on the morning of Sept. 5.

A report was made to the RCMP of a suspicious man walking on Jubilee Street with the two saddles over his shoulder, while pushing a bicycle.

Immediate patrols, however, couldn’t find the man or the saddles.

Shortly after, a concerned citizen located the two saddles, which had been abandoned, and turned them over to the RCMP.

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