Eight time shoplifter arrested while another needs to be identified

Port Alberni

2017-10-26 10:59 PDT

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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.

man walking into store wearing tan coloured shirt, short dark hair and moustache

 

man walking into store wearing dark shirt and jacket, dark hair and 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).
 

Released by

Cpl. K. Amelia Hayden

NCO i/c CPVS and Media Relation Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
Office: 250-724-8908
Cell: 250-730-0245
Fax: 250-724-8986

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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