RCMP arrest man for thefts in Trail area

Man allegedly targeted unlocked vehicles

An arrest on Monday might stem the recent rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles this summer.

Trail RCMP arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas.

The region has seen a wave of thefts since the beginning of summer ranging from Warfield to Fruitvale. The common thread is that the thefts occurred due to unlocked vehicles.

Corporal Devon Reid, the acting NCO at Trail and Greater District RCMP, told the Trail Times on Monday that police have connected the stolen items with the victims.

“Anyone who has had stuff recovered has already been contacted,” explained Reid. “If we haven’t contacted you then your stuff hasn’t been recovered.”

He explained how the police were able to track down the suspect.

“The way we were able to identify the suspect was because one of the vehicles he broke into, he took a debit card or a credit card and used it at local businesses that have video surveillance.

“Then when we took the video surveillance we said ‘Hey I know who that guy is.’ We found him and went and picked him up.”

The man is facing offences including possession of stolen property, theft of a credit card, use of a stolen credit card and theft under $5,000.

The man was scheduled to appear in court today.

The RCMP release stressed that the suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and removed items that were left in the vehicle.

They would like to remind local residents to lock their vehicles and remove any valuable items from plain sight in order to prevent thefts like this from occurring.

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