Do you recognize this suspect? He ran off with a $7,500 Rolex.

Burnaby, Can You Identify

2023-09-07 12:46 PDT

File # 2023-30803

Burnaby RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for the theft of a $7,500 Rolex watch.

After setting up a meeting through Facebook Marketplace on Friday, September 1, the victim, accompanied by a family member, met the suspect in a public area at Lougheed Mall to sell a Rolex watch worth approximately $7,500.

The suspect declined to purchase the watch during the first meeting, but later set up another meet at the mall for the next day, advising that his mother might want to purchase the watch.

On Saturday, September 2, the group met up at Lougheed Mall once again. This time when the victim, a senior, let him try the watch on, he fled the area.

The photographs have been removed as per policy.

The suspect is described as:

We recommend taking every safety precaution possible when making online marketplace purchases, including meeting buyers or sellers outside our detachment or one of our Community Police Offices, said Corporal Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP. If you can identify this suspect, please call our investigators.

Police are asking anyone who may be able to identify the suspect in the photos above to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. It they wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Quote file 2023-30803.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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