Police seek to identify theft and fraud suspect


2024-02-02 13:58 PST

File # 2023-20220

Theft and fraud suspect  Suspect with shopping cart and selected items

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man shown in the attached photos. It is alleged that this individual has since early 2023 committed multiple thefts and frauds at various Lowes Home Improvement locations in Nanaimo, Saanich and New Westminster. The pictures shown above are from an incident in Nanaimo that occurred on June 15, 2023. In total, investigators believe the suspect has stolen upwards of $30,000 in merchandise.

Police, working with Loss Prevention Officers in the various jurisdictions, have learned that the suspect allegedly buys several items then steals other items. He will then return to the business a short time later to refund the items he legitimately purchased. Based on video obtained from security cameras, investigators have been able to narrow the suspect pool down. However, they are hoping the public can help to positively identify the suspect, said R/Cst Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

The pictures provided show a heavy-set Caucasian man, approximately 5 ft. 10 inches with dark receding hair and sporting a beard. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345

Released by

R/Cst Gary O'Brien
Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-734-4088
Cell: 250-713-0701

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: nanaimo.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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