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RCMP release photos of suspect in southern Interior crime spree

BC RCMP are releasing photos of a "person of interest" related to a number of incidents in Kamloops, Merritt and the Okanagan this week.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his mid-20s to mid-30s, who stands approximately 5'6" tall, has a medium build, with brown hair, some facial hair and a chipped right upper tooth.

He was last was seen wearing jeans, a two-tone grey and black jacket, a black baseball cap with a white diamond-shaped logo and a sticker still attached to the outer brim.

The man was captured by video surveillance in the Merritt area, where the second crime linked to a Dodge Ram D-150 pickup truck was reported on Nov. 6. The truck was also linked to the use of counterfeit money in Kamloops on Nov. 4 and a hit-and-run in West Kelowna on Nov. 6.

Police in West Kelowna also managed to secure a surveillance image of the truck in question. 

truckThe suspect Dodge Ram D-150 pickup truck. (via BC RCMP)

"The BC RCMP wish to thank the public for their tips, as possible sightings have been reported to police and are being followed up on by the police of jurisdiction," states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in a news release.

"I’d like to remind the general public not to approach the suspect vehicle or any of its occupants if spotted in your community. We continue to recommend the public immediately call their local police or 911 if necessary."

If you can identify the suspect shown, or you have any information about any of these crimes, please contact your local police. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.




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