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RCMP looking for witnesses after string of vehicle thefts

September 28, 2013 - 12:49 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – The RCMP in Lake Country are trying to track down those responsible for a string of thefts over the last week.

They are hoping someone saw something that could help with their investigation.

It all started back on Sept. 22. At 11 p.m., a man broke into a black Toyota Tacoma in the 11300 block of Bottom Wood Lake Rd. The suspect took off on foot with a small amount of stolen loose change in his pocket.

There have been at least 10 other reports of thefts from vehicles in Lake Country since then.

Police think they may have a suspect in the rash of thefts, but here’s where you come in. They’d like to be able to link this suspect to the thefts or other previously unreported thefts. So they need witnesses.

RCMP describe the suspect like this:

• Caucasian
• 29-30 years old
• 6' tall and 190 lbs with a medium build
• Scruffy beard
• Last seen wearing a dark track-style jacket, green shorts and light-coloured sneakers

And while they have your attention, the RCMP would like to remind you that a little prevention can go a long way. Make sure you remove any valuables, including spare care keys, and don’t forget to lock your car or truck.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect, or unreported thefts from vehicles, are asked to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, by leaving a tip online or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637).

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.

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