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Police identify suspect in charity theft

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
September 8th, 2011

 Community members will be pleased to hear there has been some progress made in the investigation of one of the more distasteful crimes committed in Castlegar recently.

Police have identified a suspect in a theft of charity money that took place at Café Michael Sept. 6.  “We got the call at 7:25 p.m., indicating that a male had stolen a vase containing several hundred dollars intended for South African children suffering due to recent drought, money that  would have been matched by the federal government before going to those in need,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff. “He was described as wearing a black jacket and denim shorts, and was last seen riding a BMX-style bike north on Monashee Avenue.”  Subsequent investigation revealed the identity of a suspect, but he has not been located. Police have passed a message through a third party to the male, asking that he present himself at the Castlegar RCMP detachment.  “We’re really hoping that he’ll return the money for these underprivileged, suffering children …money that kind, well-meaning people raised with the best of intentions,” Postnikoff said. “Should he not do so, a warrant will be issued for his arrest.”  The investigation continues.

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