Monday, October 18, 2021

Prince Rupert RCMP looking for public's help in tracking down male running up tab on alleged stolen debit card

The Prince Rupert RCMP is seeking the help of the public in following the epicurean and cannabis trail of a male using an allegedly stolen debit card.

The path of activity which dates back to mid December was relayed in a notice to the Prince Rupert Detachment Website yesterday.

The Prince Rupert RCMP is asking for assistance in identifying a man who allegedly stole a debit card from a car on September 16th 2021. 

 On the morning of September 16th, 2021, the man went into an unsecured car in the parking lot of the Sherbrooke Garden Apartments off 10th Ave E and took the debit card of the owner of the car. 

The man then made three stops at Mcdonald’s, 7 Eleven and finally Five Corners Cannabis where he spent a total of $141.64 using the debit card’s tap feature.

A male suspect is alleged to be tapping his way around the
city making use of an allegedly stolen debit card

As for a description, the man in question is noted as indigenous, about 5’10 with an average build, wearing a shirt with a wolf on it, a black hat with a red logo and a blue mask.

Media Relations Officer Constable Brody Hemrich notes the following as part of the investigation to date.

 "The event does not seem to be targeted, but rather a theft of opportunity. The suspect noticed the car was unlocked and then searched for valuables where he found the victim's debit card. The man seems to have acted as a ‘lone wolf’ in this event, and police are requesting help identifying him."

Included in the Information release is a photo of the man making use of the debit card in question.

If you have any information regarding his identity, call the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment 250-627-0700

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