March 06, 2014 - 11:32 AM
KAMLOOPS — A man posing as a maintenance worker has been breaking into hotel rooms at Sun Peaks over the past month.
While investigating three reported break and enters Kamloops Rural RCMP found many more attempts were made to gain entry to other rooms at hotels in the area. All instances show distictive marks from a small pry bar used to try and force the doors open. The latest break in took place Wednesday, March 5.
Police say the man works alone and is quite bold, speaking to patrons and claiming to be a maintenance man. One person allowed him entry to fix a toilet.
Witnesses say the suspect's hair is grey and he has a grey beard or stubble. He's in his early 50s, is about 5'10" and 160 pounds. He wears a red and white ski jacket and loiters in the hall. Cash was always the target once he was in the room.
Several businesses are working with police to locate the 'sneaky bandit' and are upgrading security cameras to help locate him. Police believe the man lives in close proximity to Sun Peaks.
If you have any information about this crime spree, call the rural detachment at 250-828-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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