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South Delta Crime Beat: Youth scammed through iCloud password

Files of interest for this week from Delta Police
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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 South 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.


*Sept. 6, 5100 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male had stolen several items and attempted to flee. The suspect was arrested and a search revealed the stolen items. The items were returned to the business and the suspect was released on a promise to appear in court on a future date.

*Sept. 6, Centennial Beach: A citizen reported they found a wallet containing identification at the beach. The police were able to contact and return the wallet to the owner. The owner confirmed that all the contents of the wallet were intact.

*Sept. 7, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male selected a pair of Saxx underwear and left the store without payment. The suspect was confronted outside the store and the underwear valued at $36 was recovered. The suspect then fled the scene westbound through the parking lot. The male is described as Caucasian, wearing a long sleeve grey shirt, mustard khakis, a ball cap, and sunglasses.

*Sept. 8, 2300 Block of Raven Lane: Complainant reported a young family member had been fraudulently convinced by an unknown person to provide their iCloud password and two $25 Apple gift cards. The suspect began communication with the youth via messages sent on Instagram. As a result of providing the iCloud password, the suspect was able to make multiple calls to several numbers in Nigeria. On discovering the situation, the complainant closed the iCloud account. The youth was instructed on precautionary measures to be taken when using social media. 

*Sept. 11, 1 Ferry Causeway: Complainant reported that when they attempted to pick up their luggage from the ferry baggage area the luggage did not arrive. BC Ferry security examined video surveillance and determined the bag had been stolen. The bag is described as a distinctive hard sided Diane Von Furstenberg with tan leather accents containing $3,600 in clothing and accessories.


*Sept. 5, 5200 Block of Ladner Trunk Road: A security company reported a business’ front glass door was smashed. Police attended and found the door window shattered and the door propped open. The business was cleared by police who observed the computer/till area appeared to have been tampered with. Police identification services attended in order to secure any fingerprints of the suspects. The file is under investigation.

*Sept. 10, 4800 Block of 48th Street: A business reported a green Ford F250 was stolen from the street sometime in the morning. The vehicle, valued at $12,000 was locked and contained a full tank of gas. The vehicle also contained several tools and electrical equipment valued at $20,000. The complainant provided police with serial numbers of the tools. Information regarding the vehicle added to the Canadian Police Information Centre.

*Sept. 10, 5200 Block of Paton Drive: Complainant reported a theft from their unlocked garage of two welding units valued at $10,000. The complainant heard a rumbling outside in the night, however when they checked nothing appeared out of order. The units are described as a maroon Thermal Arc 211 and a yellow Esab Rebel 215.

*Sept. 11, 4400 Block of 44B Avenue: Complainant reported the theft of their 2015 black Suzuki motorcycle sometime overnight. The motorcycle is described as black with yellow accent graphics and a scuffed and cracked lower left fender. No witnesses or surveillance video available at this time.

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