$20,000 worth of surgical implants, for the knee and hip, were taken from a car in Brookswood on Saturday night. This is the box they were in.

Knee and hip replacement pieces stolen

Thief broke into cars in Brookswood neighbourhood, taking unusual medical supplies.

A thief or thieves broke into cars in a Brookswood neighbourhood Saturday night, making off with $20,000 in knee and hip replacements.

The crooks also broke into the Bennetts’ shed and stole the pensioners’ prized Norco bike too.

“We have been driving around this morning, talking to the recycling and garbage people, looking in ditches, checking around but so far nothing,” said Linda Bennett who lives near 44 Avenue and 198 Street.

Her son-in-law works in the medical supply industry and had four blue boxes plus a baby blue garbage bag full of surgical implants, mainly knee and hip replacement pieces, inside his vehicle which was parked in the Bennetts’ driveway.

“He went to go to work at 6 a.m. and noticed the car alarm didn’t work. So somehow they bypassed the alarm when they broke in,” she said.

The total value of the devices taken from the car is $60,000, but  two boxes were dumped at the end of the driveway, leaving $20,000 worth of medical supplies outstanding. The surgical implants would be worthless to the thieves as they have no street value, Bennett said.

That same night, someone also broke into a neighour’s car, taking a laptop inside.

“If anyone has seen either of these two boxes or the blue garbage bag, we would love to get them back,” said Linda.

As pensioners who ride bikes as their main form of recreation, they are devastated to have lost the bike to theft, too.

“It’s not something we can afford to replace,” she said.

The Norco bike is taller than a regular bike. It is black with lime green writing on it.

If you have any information about these stolen items or their whereabouts call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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