RCMP are thanking the public for helping to identify a man suspected of using stolen credits cards in the Vernon area.
Mounties issued a release and photo on Tuesday after a purse was stolen from a vehicle, and some stolen credit cards were allegedly used at several retailers.
Police now say the suspect has now been identified, and no further information is needed.
“RCMP would like to thank the citizens of Vernon who provided information on this suspect,” says Constable Kelly Brett.
Jan 16 story:
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are seeking public assistance in identifying a man who is suspected of using stolen credits cards throughout the Vernon area.
On January 5th, Vernon RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle that occurred near Marshall Field, where a purse was stolen.
Just hours after the theft the stolen credit cards were allegedly used at different retailers in the city, racking up hundreds of dollars in charges.
The suspect is described as:
30 – 40 years of age
Facial stubble / short beard
Wearing a black hooded sweater and ball cap
“The majority of the reported theft from vehicles have subsequent frauds attached to them, where the stolen credit / debit cards are being used immediately after the thefts occur.” Says RCMP Constable Kelly Brett. “It is important that motorists are not leaving valuables in their vehicles.” “Theft from motor vehicles are a crime of opportunity” adds Brett “don’t fall victim to this by making your vehicle an easy target”.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.