Credit cards may trip up home robbery suspect

RCMP claim a man broke into a Higginson Road home, escaped with credit cards, then used them at several local businesses.

  • Sep. 16, 2016 7:00 a.m.
A screen-shot grabbed from surveillance video shows the suspect in an alleged home robbery.

A screen-shot grabbed from surveillance video shows the suspect in an alleged home robbery.

The Chilliwack RCMP are asking for help to find a suspect who allegedly broke into a Sardis-area house.

A home owner in the 45000 block of Higginson Road phoned police Aug. 2 to say that while his family was sleeping, a man got inside and allegedly made off with a bunch of stuff, including items that may lead to his eventual arrest.

RCMP say the man took credit cards and went on to use them at several local businesses.

The investigation included the gathering of security surveillance video from the businesses where the stolen cards were used,” said RCMP Cst. Daniel Buck. “While reviewing the surveillance video collected during the investigation, an image of the suspect was revealed.”

He is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years old with a thin build.

Surveillance video showed him wearing a grey baseball cap, black track pants and a black hoodie with a red DC Shoes logo on the front.

RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man in the security camera image whom, we believe, is associated to property stolen from the residence on Higginson Road,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail RCMP.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).