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Chilliwack RCMP search for suspect in attempted Bait car theft

(Courtesy Chilliwack RCMP)

Mounties are searching for a man whose picture was taken after a Bait car surveillance camera was triggered

The Bait car surveillance system was triggered on February 5th just after 3 a.m.

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) – Mounties are asking for your help in identifying a man whose picture was taken while reportedly trying to break into a Bait car.

Chilliwack RCMP say the picture was taken by the Bait car surveillance camera after it was triggered on February 5th just after 3 a.m. The car, which was parked on Spadina Avenue, alerted police who immediately begun patrols of the area in search of the suspect.

“Police park Bait cars containing Bait property in areas identified as high risk for auto crime,” says Corporal Jay Schofield of the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

To avoid being a victim of auto theft, police recommend you lock your car doors, don’t leave anything in your vehicle, and avoid parking behind fences or hedges.

By releasing the photograph taken, police are hoping you can help them. “RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man in the photo,” says Corporal Mike Rail with the UFVRD.

If you have any information, you can contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611. If you’d like to remain anonymous, you’re urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).