A Grade 12 student from Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School has lost more than her faith in human nature after she had her wallet and cellular phone stolen from a charity car wash on the weekend.

The 17-year-old was volunteering her time on June 22nd at a car wash to raise money for the school’s Grade 8 camp. The car wash was held at an auto-body shop in the 1900 block of Commercial Drive that had been donated by its owner.

Around 2:00 p.m., the students were washing cars when a thief made their way into the office area and helped themselves to a small black purse and iPhone that belonged to the student.

A woman was seen in the office around the time of the theft and she is being considered a person-of-interest. She was described as white, in her 30s, 5’7″ tall and weighing approximately 160 lbs., with long dark blonde hair in a side ponytail. She was wearing a white T-shirt, a black blazer, dark skinny jeans and boots.

“This student spends her spare time giving back to the community and raising money so Grade 8 students can go to camp and learn life skills. It’s unfortunate she’s been exposed to this particular life experience,” says Sergeant Randy Fincham, spokesperson for the Vancouver Police Department.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department at (604) 717-3558 or Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-8477.