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North Delta Crime Beat: Police reminding residents to lock their vehicles

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 for North Delta.

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.

June 2, Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported, providing a caller from Fido with their credit card and SIN numbers to activate a new plan before realizing the call to be fraudulent. The bank was informed of the possible fraud and was able to prevent any loss of funds. The incident was reported to Fido’s fraud department.  The complainant was advised to inform TransUnion, Equifax, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

June 4, Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant invested $2,000 in a company, which was advertised on TikTok. The complainant was instructed to make the investment by buying Amazon gift cards and sending the card numbers to the company which would then deposit the money in the complainant’s account. The complainant complied and was subsequently informed by the bank that their account was frozen as the deposit was fraudulent. Police investigated but all queries proved negative. 

June 5, 11400 Block of 87th Avenue: Complainant reported that the catalytic converter was stolen sometime overnight from their vehicle parked on the street in front of their residence. Estimated loss is $2,000. No suspects or witnesses. A police file number was provided to the complainant for insurance purposes.

June 6, 11200 Block of 87A Avenue: Police were provided with surveillance video showing a young Caucasian male exiting the rear passenger seat of a black sedan, approach the house, removed several items of mail from the mailbox, and quickly ran back to the vehicle. Images on the video are not suitable for dissemination as the face of the suspect was completely covered by his hat. The complainant was asked to contact Equifax and TransUnion as a precaution. 

June 7, 11800 Block of 89A Avenue: Complainant reported that their vehicle was broken into while parked in an apartment carport. Items stolen included Ray-Ban, and Maui Jim sunglasses, Jimmy Choo perfume, and two articles of clothing with a total value of $350.  There was no damage to the vehicle and the complainant was unsure if the vehicle was locked or not. No surveillance video, suspects, or witnesses.

June 7, 7000 Block of 120 Street: Police stopped a vehicle leaving the parking lot of a liquor store after a query revealed expired insurance. As a distinct odour of alcohol emanated from the vehicle, breath samples were requested. The two samples provided both read fail and as a result, a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment were issued. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver walked home. 

June 8, 10800 Block of Monroe Drive: Complainant advised they were moving to a new residence and when they returned to the old residence to clean, they found the house had been broken into. Police attended and found the suspects had attempted to steal a tent trailer from the garage. In the process, the suspects damaged the garage door preventing it from functioning and thus the theft was not completed. No surveillance video or witnesses.