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Crimebeat: Rash of liquor store thefts in Tsawwassen and Ladner
The following are some of the calls Delta Police responded to during the past week.
Feb. 22, 5:51 p.m., 1300 Block 56th St.: Loss Prevention Officer at the liquor store observed a male select and conceal two bottles of vodka and leave the store without paying. The officer confronted the suspect outside the store and took him into custody. Police attended the store and arrested the suspect for theft under $5,000. The suspect was released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
Feb. 22, 5:58 p.m., 1300 Block 56th St.: A male entered the liquor store and selected and concealed three cans of beer then left the store without paying. Police were standing outside the liquor store at the time of the theft and assisted the Loss Prevention Officer in taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was then arrested and released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
Feb. 25, 12:05 p.m., 4900 Block 7A Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight an unknown person had removed the rear licence plate from her vehicle. Information was taken for insurance purposes and the licence plate number was entered in the police computer information system.
Feb. 20, 2:10 p.m., 5200 Block Ladner Trunk Rd.: During an inventory check the liquor store manager found two bottles of Remy Martin Cognac valued at $180 were missing. A check of the video surveillance found a male selecting and concealing the two bottles and leaving the store without paying. Police were provided with the video surveillance for identification purposes. The suspect is described as approximately 60 years of age, slim, Caucasian, wearing black leather jacket and black pants.
Feb. 22, 2:09 p.m., 6700 Block Dennett Pl.: The manufacturing business reported that two locked propane tanks valued at $250 each were stolen from the rear of the building. The padlocks on both tanks had been cut.
Feb. 23, 4 p.m., 5700 Block 47th Ave.: Complainant reported he had purchased shoes from an online website, and when he received the purchase in the mail the package only contained an orange reusable shopping bag. As the shoes purchased did not arrive the complainant contacted PayPal and filed a dispute. The complainant was informed the website from which he made the purchase has been suspended.
Feb. 25, 3:40 a.m., 5800 Block Ladner Trunk Rd.: The fast food restaurant reported that unknown persons had smashed a window to the patio causing damage. Police attended with the K9 tracking dog, but were unable to locate any suspects. Video surveillance to be examined as investigation continues.