RCMP investigating multiple thefts


2024-02-20 09:11 PST

File # 2024-434

The Castlegar RCMP are investigating multiple theft from vehicles, two break and enters to residences, and a theft of a vehicle which occurred over the February 17th, 2024 weekend. RCMP received complaints earlier Sunday morning after property owners discovered property missing and vehicles rummaged through.

As of this date it appears the incidents are related and have primarily occurred in South Castlegar in the Emerald Park and Cone Hill area. There has been just over ten reports filed with the RCMP an the investigation has identified the thefts began just before midnight on Saturday February 17th and into the early morning of Sunday February 18th.

Suspect(s) entered unlocked doors and smashed vehicle windows to steal property. In the break and enters to the two residences the suspect(s) stole vehicle keys and other property. From a residence in the 3900 block of 9th Avenue the suspect(s) stole a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The 2016 Dodge is a crew cab pick up truck, dark blue in colour, a canopy and a bush bar with LED lights.

Suspect captured on surveillance relating to a Castlegar theft of vehicles investigation.

While investigating the thefts RCMP recovered a dark grey 2021 Ford Ranger pickup truck which had stolen Alberta licence plates. The truck was located by RCMP in the same area of the reported Castlegar thefts and previously reported stolen out of Abbotsford, BC the week before.

Castlegar RCMP have seized footage that identifies a person they believe is responsible. The suspect appears to be a male with a medium build wearing all dark clothing (note images recorded in IR so clothing appears light colour) with his hood up and a covering over his face.

Video still image captured on surveillance of a suspect in a Castlegar theft of vehicle series.

Castlegar RCMP are continuing to investigate the thefts and are asking the public to review home or dash camera security footage. If anyone has information they are being requested to call the Castlegar RCMP at (250) 365-7721.

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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