A whisky bottle containing ashes was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Simcoe.

Norfolk County OPP say the theft occurred last Friday, as the vehicle was parked on the road, outside a property on Campbell Avenue.

Somebody allegedly opened a door to the vehicle, then removed cash and a purple velvet Crown Royal bag.

What they may not have realized is that the bag contained a small bottle of Crown Royal, which in turn contained cremated remains.

The owner of the bottle is “very upset,” police say, as the ashes belong to a loved one.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.