The Trail RCMP Detachment is advising the public about a recent rash of purse and wallet thefts and frauds in the Trail and greater area. The attached images shown here were obtained from video surveillance of a male and female believed to behind one of the thefts which occurred on October 18, 2018, in Fruitvale, BC.
The suspects used stolen credit cards to make purchases from businesses in the Trail area. It is believed that this couple has been travelling through the West Kootenays and may be involved in other similar crimes in other areas. The woman has a substantial scar above her lip and appears to be in her 50s. The man has a pocked faced and appears to be in his 30s.
Please be on the lookout for this couple and please contact the Trail RCMP Detachment, or your local police detachment, to report any information on their whereabouts or activities. Meanwhile, get into the habit of locking houses and vehicles and secure their belongings as these kinds of thefts will continue to occur.