WLU campus free store suffers robbery before opening

September 7, 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University’s first free store for students was targeted by thieves before opening. The store was created by WLU’s sustainability office in an effort to limit the amount of waste in the community. Furniture, kitchen appliances, clothing, and more were collected at the end of the school year by staff and then offered to students at no cost. Over the Labour Day Weekend, a break and enter was reported for the building where the merchandise was kept, and three tents, valued at $3K, were stolen. Despite the theft, volunteers say that students were still able to walk away with valuable household items, with couches, desks, appliances, winter coats, and textbooks among the most popular items. CBC