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Woman held in custody, eventually

Woman held in custody, eventually

A 24-year-old Aboriginal female from Sechelt is in custody after repeatedly stealing from local businesses.
In the early morning hours of May 11, the female and her boyfriend allegedly stole two pairs of headphones from a business on Wharf Avenue in Sechelt. There was insufficient evidence to charge either of them, but they were both banned from the business.
In the morning of May 12, the same female allegedly stole several clothing items from a business on Teredo Street. An officer recognized the suspect from surveillance video, after dealing with her the night before. The female later turned herself in to RCMP, and was released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
On the evening of May 21, the female was arrested after allegedly being found with an employee’s purse that had been stolen from a business on Dolphin Street earlier that evening. Police were able to return nearly all of the stolen items back to the employee.
Pending further evidence, police again released the female from custody, however she promptly stole items including a donation box from a nearby business and was arrested once more. A Judicial Justice of the Peace ordered that the female be held in custody, pending an appearance in Sechelt Provincial Court.
Although many of these thefts were of a low-dollar value, Sunshine Coast RCMP encourage everyone to report any known or suspected thefts immediately, as they may be part of a string of crimes, as was the case in this investigation. Cst Harrison Mohr noted that “the more offences we can link to a given suspect, the more likely it will be that we can demonstrate that there are sufficient grounds to hold that suspect in custody, thereby preventing further offences from being committed.
Submitted by RCMP

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