TransLink’s Transit Police is looking for a Caucasian male who allegedly stole $15,000 worth of transit passes from two Save On Foods grocery store locations in two separate municipalities.
The first incident occurred on November 24 when the suspect entered the Save On Foods at the University of British Columbia. The theft was brazen as the man went behind the customer service counter, found the keys to the drawer and stole $5,500 worth of transit passes.
He repeated the same process on December 24 at the Save On Foods located at 270 East Columbia Street in New Westminster, walking away with about $9,500 worth of transit passes.
Police released two photos of the same suspect – screenshots of in-store CCTV footage that capture the face of the man.
Transit passes are highly valuable: monthly adult FareCards cost $91, $124 and $170 for one-, two- and three-zone travel while concession cards for children and seniors are a flat rate of $52.
If you have information about the identity of the thief, you are asked to call Transit Police at 604-515-8300 or Crime Stoppers (to remain anonymous) at 1-800-222-8477.
Save On Foods UBC – 5945 Berton Avenue, Vancouver
Save On Foods Sapperton – 270 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
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