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Coquitlam RCMP seek help in identifying suspect
Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a man allegedly involved in a theft last month at the Real Canadian Superstore at 3000 Lougheed Hwy. in Coquitlam.
The incident took place the afternoon of Sept. 9 and involved a man who allegedly stole a large quantity of merchandise. When he was confronted by the store's loss prevention officer, the man allegedly brandished a knife and threatened the officer before fleeing the scene.
No one was hurt in the incident and it's not known how much merchandise he managed to get away with but Cpl. Jamie Chung said police hope someone who knows the individual will contact police with his identity.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, possibly Hispanic, in his 40s, 5'4" tall, bald, with pimples on his face and a strong body odour; He was wearing a black jacket, black sweat pants and white runners, and had a Hispanic accent.
"We have gone through our [investigation' steps, we haven't been able to identify him," Chung said.
Individuals recognizing the man and can call either Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-27013 or contact Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-8477; online at www.solvecrime.ca or via Facebook (Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers).