Help identify the suspect in a theft from a local farm stand
2020-09-25 07:00 PDT
North Cowichan Duncan RCMP is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect related to a theft from a farm stand on Norcross Road.
On September 21, 2020, surveillance cameras at the Farmstand Boutique captured a man prying the cashbox off the counter. In addition to the loss from the theft, the operators of the stand, whose names will not be released, have had to temporarily close the stand for a few days until the damage is repaired.
This has been a particularly difficult season for small and local businesses, says Constable Brian Wreggitt.
We appreciate any assistance that the community can provide in tracking down the person involved in this theft, and we encourage people to be good neighbours and report suspicious behaviour around farm stands to the owners or the police.
Operators of farm stands and other small businesses are encouraged to conceal cash boxes in a spot that isn’t noticeable from the road, ensure that passersby can’t see at a glance how much money is in a cash box, and empty the cash box frequently. Trail cams or surveillance systems can also be a deterrent to thefts and help police identify suspects.
Video and still photos from the surveillance are available below. The man on the video is Caucasian with a brown beard and short brown hair. He was driving a green pickup truck believed to be from the 1990s and was wearing dark pants and a black shirt.
View larger image: suspect in theft from farm stand
Anyone with information about the theft or who is able to identify the person in the video is encouraged to reach out to the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP.
Cst. Carlie McCann
Media Relations Officer
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP
northcowichan-duncan.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6060 Canada Ave., Duncan, BC V9L 1V3
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