Bright Nights in Stanley Park hit by thieves a second time
$5,000 worth of lights were stolen from the Bright Nights display
For the second time in two months thieves have targeted the Bright Nights display in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
Last Sunday, $5,000 worth of lights were stolen from the charity-run event that raises funds for people in hospital burn units across the city.
"It hurts everybody, it hurts our cause. I mean if we have to pay for lights that are stolen and so on, that hurts our bottom line when we look at doing our program with the burn fund," said Ray Boucher with the B.C. Professional Firefighters Association Burn Fund.
The same display was targeted in November, when thieves smashed an electrical box open and stole copper wire and extension cords. The damage from that incident was estimated to be around $6,000 to $7,000.
The Vancouver Park Board says it's now reviewing its security measures on the grounds and is offering to pay to replace the stolen lights.
Since November, at least eight Metro Vancouver charities have been targeted by thieves.
With files from Farrah Merali.