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This image was submitted by a victim who had credit cards stolen on April 15, 2017. The image is taken from surveillance footage and appears to match the description provided by RCMP but RCMP have not confirmed any involvement.
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April 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Police are looking for a person of interest in a recent string of brazen thefts from vehicles.

In one case, the suspect broke into a van while the owner was sitting in the back seat.

A woman was sitting in the backseat of her van in the Winfield Arena at 9830 Bottom Wood Lake Road on April 15, around 10:10 a.m. when she heard the passenger door open and someone enter the van. At first she thought it was a family member but immediately recognized him as a stranger, says Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a media release. She confronted him and he replied saying he thought it was his mother's vehicle and left the area. Later she realized her wallet was taken from her purse.

O'Donaghey says none of the vehicles were damaged and police say the suspect was targeting unlocked vehicles 

RCMP are looking for a possible person of interest who is described as a man in his 20s, dark-skinned, with dark facial hair, wearing an oversized hoodie with a black design on it.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Dave Caley of the Lake Country RCMP Detachment at 250-766-2288. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637) keyword ktown.

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