Police release photos of thieves
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Some pictures of thieves have been released by RCMP in an effort to nab the two men involved in four break-ins to three West Kootenay financial institutions last week.
The RCMP are continuing to investigate four offences regarding Kootenay/Boundary area automated teller machines (ATM), including, Kootenay Regional Airport (Castlegar) on Sept. 10, 11:30 p.m.; Kootenay Savings Credit Union ATM (South Slocan), Sept. 12, 1:36 a.m.; Kootenay Savings Credit Union night deposit box, Waneta Mall (Trail), Sept 12, 4:30 a.m.; and the Heritage Credit Union ATM (South Slocan), Sept. 14 at 1:25 a.m.
An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the ATM at the regional airport, said Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment RCMP Stff. Sgt. Dan Siebel, however, the thieves were unsuccessful in accessing any funds in the other three locations.
“We are continuing our investigation and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects, and a suspect vehicle, believed to be involved in these thefts,” he said.
The first suspect is a caucasian male, Caucasian, 25 to 35 years old, approximately six feet tall with a slim build, short dark hair and a receding hairline. He was wearing a black, long sleeved Hurley shirt, gold chain with a necklace, blue jeans, dark shoes and could be wearing sunglasses.
The second suspect is a caucasian male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately five-foot-ten inches tall with a stockier build and a bit of a belly. He has short dark hair and a similar receding hairline. He was wearing a black, short sleeved shirt with a white logo on the shoulder, dark coloured pants, white shoes and also could be wearing sunglasses.
The suspect vehicle is a silver, four-door, full-size sedan with no tinted windows. The vehicle appears to be a 2004 or newer model Mercedes CLO 320. The car may have lower profile tires and silver rims (similar to the vehicle in the photo provided).
Sgt. Seibel asked people to continue to promptly report any suspicious people, vehicles or activities around banks, financial institutions or businesses where ATM’s are located.
“People should not approach these individuals but to phone police instead,” he said.