Coffee maker thief sought by police

The Prince George RCMP is requesting the public's help in identifying a male believed to be responsible for three separate thefts

Suspected coffee maker thief sought by police

Suspected coffee maker thief sought by police

The Prince George RCMP is requesting the public’s help in identifying a male believed to be responsible for three separate thefts at a Prince George business.

On April 5, 2012, Prince George RCMP were called to 15 Avenue for a report of three coffee makers being stolen at different times from a local retail chain.

The investigator attended the business and reviewed video surveillance:

On March 31, 2012, an adult male entered the business, removed a Keurig brand coffee maker from the shelf and exited the store without paying.

On April 3, 2012, a man entered the business and removed a Tassimo brand coffee maker from the shelf and left the premises without paying. Later that same day, a male entered the store, proceeded to remove a Cuisinart brand coffee maker from the shelf and again exited without paying.

The total value of all the above thefts is over $500.

The same suspect is believed to be responsible for all three thefts.

He is described as a non-white male, between the ages of 25 to 35 years old and approximately 163 centimetres tall with a stocky build and short brown or black hair

At the time of the thefts, he was wearing a yellow pull over sweater or a black zip up sweater with a yellow pull over sweater underneath, blue jeans and glasses

The RCMP would like to warn other retailers to be on the lookout for this person.

Given his bold tactics to return to the same business over and over, there is the possibility that he may be attending other businesses as well.

If you have any information about this suspect, including his identity, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.