Eight time shoplifter arrested while another needs to be identified
2017-10-26 10:59 PDT
File # 2017-6433/6436/6568/6689/8503/8579/8865/9264/9300/9505/9692/9811/9907 & 10025
Over the past couple of months, the Port Alberni RCMP has been responding to large scale shoplifter calls for service at Walmart and other area businesses. These shoplifters are taking large quantities of merchandise and are increasingly brazen in their tactics to avoid apprehension.
Recently, RCMP arrested a 30 year old Port Alberni man for his role in at least eight of these shoplifting cases; including one where the man deployed bear spray to avoid apprehension. This man is responsible for approximately $5000 worth of stolen property and he will be going to court November 1st.
The Port Alberni RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying another chronic shoplifter in town.
Over the past three weeks, the Port Alberni RCMP has been receiving complaints of a recurrent offender who has been shoplifting from the Walmart store on Johnston Rd. It is believed that the same suspect is responsible for no fewer than six separate incidents of shoplifting.
The suspect is described as a slender built man between 30 and 35 years of age with short dark hair and a dark moustache.
If you know the identity of this suspect or where he can be found, please contact Cst. Dupuis of the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or to report your information anonymously, please call to Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Cpl. K. Amelia HaydenNCO i/c CPVS and Media Relation Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
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