Shamelessly Stolen: Calgary auto restorer robbed of tools, photo albums and Hot Wheels

Calgary, Alberta — A Calgary automotive restorer is appealing for the return of some personal momentos, after his shop was broken into twice.

According to Global News, Donz Wheels of Time Restoration was broken into twice over the Canada Day long weekend. Hundreds of items were taken in two separate occasions, and the robbers also removed a large industrial fan and kicked a wall in—for whatever reason.

Alongside the wanton vandalism, the robbers stole approximately $5,000 in Hot Wheels toys, a photo album featuring the many vehicles that owner Don Zawasky restored since 1973, and at least $10,000 in automotive tools.

Zawasky called on the robbers to return the tools and photo albums, which he says is part of his personal history and mean a lot to him, his family and grandchildren. For the thieves, these tools likely have minimal resale value, given that Zawasky says they were too old to be insured.

“Are you just going to throw [tools and my photo albums] in the garbage? Because they’re not worth anything to anyone but me,” Zawasky said.

“Please bring my tools back, so I can finish my hobby that’s my job.”


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