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North Delta Crime Beat: More intimate image abuse reported

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest.
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.

*May 16, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported they had met a person via a Facebook sharing group and had later provided them with two intimate images and were now being extorted for money. The suspect was demanding more images and as the complainant did not comply, the original images were sent to approximately 200 people. The incident was reported to Facebook and the victims profile removed from the photo sharing group. Police provided the victim with the website, which supports victims of non-consensual intimate image abuse and connected the complainant to victim services.

*May 16, 800 Block of Belgrave Way: A business reported they had sent $60,000 electronically in payment to a supplier and had subsequently been informed the supplier’s email had been compromised and the money sent to an unknown third party. The complainant indicated the bank was investigating and had determined the transaction to be fraudulent. The bank is attempting to recover the funds.

*May 17, 8100 Block of Coulter Place: Complainant reported that their vehicle was broken into sometime overnight. Items stolen include a wallet containing BCDL, Care Card, debit card, and $200 cash. Subsequently $1,000 has been charged to the debit card, which has now been frozen. Complainant indicated the vehicle had been left unlocked. No witnesses, but video surveillance may be available.

*May 17, 9400 Block of River Road: A business reported a theft had occurred overnight. Several items stolen including wrenches and filters valued at $1,000. The entrance to the property was monitored by surveillance video but it is believed the suspects entered the property through a side field. Nothing suitable for identification services.

*May 18, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: A complainant reported they had sent an intimate photo on Snapchat to a person they had added to their account. The suspect indicated they had sent the photos to three other people and was now demanding more money to prevent further dissemination. The complainant sent $500 in gift cards to the suspect. Police advised the complainant to set all accounts to private, remove profile pictures, and change user names. The complainant was provided with the website as a resource which supports the victims of intimate image abuse.

*May 19, 11100 Block of 84th Avenue: A business reported they were tricked into giving a suspect $120 more change than required by confusing them with several large bills.  Police to examine surveillance video.

*May 21, 11400 Block of 84th Avenue: A report received of the theft of a cell phone, keys, and a wallet which had been left unattended at the recreation centre. The complainant was able to track the phone to the North Delta Public Safety Building and was in the possession of an unknown male. Police were able to locate the male who immediately turned over the phone indicating he had found it in the park. Items returned without any issue.