Police plane nabs Berry Barn thieves taking off with dinosaur, angel ornaments
Berry Barn employee calls police after witnessing four people take off with stolen items
Thanks to a quick response from the Saskatoon Police Air Support Unit, a handful of garden ornaments including a dinosaur, were returned to The Berry Barn this week.
On Thursday night while working out in the greenhouse, Berry Barn employee Denae Burke noticed a couple of guests walking away with merchandise without paying. She wrote down a vehicle description and a license plate number before phoning police at around 7 p.m. CST.
A quick search of Valley Rd by <a href="https://twitter.com/SPSAir1">@SPSAir1</a> lands 4 in jail. Nobody steals from <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBerryBarnYXE">@TheBerryBarnYXE</a>! We love it there. <a href="https://t.co/ceN6vHCOZF">pic.twitter.com/ceN6vHCOZF</a>—@SPSAir1
Co-owner of The Berry Barn Grant Erlandson said the dinosaur, pig and angel ornaments were back on display around 10 p.m. CST., and he's almost speechless about the police's effort to nab the thieves.
"If it would've been me I probably would not have phoned the police, I would have just said this is the price of doing business," Erlandson said. "Denae, our girl looking after the greenhouse, all the credit goes to her because she took it in her own hands to phone the police and then come and talk to us and it's just been a great experience having the police the way they took care of things."
In all his years owning and running the Berry Barn he can't recall anyone trying to take off with garden ornaments before. He said crime usually doesn't reach to his business too often.
With files from CBC's James Hopkin