Oceanside RCMP is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect in a series of crimes in Nanoose Bay, including a stolen vehicle.
Police said they believe the same suspect is responsible for a string of crimes in the Dolphin Drive and Schooner Cove Drive area, including breaking and entering and attempting to break and enter. RCMP received three separate calls from people who had been victims of the crimes on Oct. 20.
In the final instance of breaking and entering, the suspect entered a victim’s vehicle, stole the garage door opener and entered the home, according to RCMP. The suspect then stole keys for the vehicle and the victim’s wallet before fleeing in the truck and using the victim’s credit card to buy gas, where surveillance footage shows the masked suspect.
The vehicle is a grey 2018 Ford F-150 with a Roush aftermarket package and had a B.C. license plate when stolen, police said.
The plate number is PN206E, but RCMP said the suspect may have changed the plate.
“Please be on the lookout for the unique vehicle and call the police should you spot it,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman, operations support NCO at Oceanside RCMP.