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Police hoping to identify suspect in taxi theft

The Prince George RCMP are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect who stole a taxi early Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 5 a.m. on February 23, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a theft of taxicab from a residence on the 3600-block of Romanin Place.

The driver of the taxi stated he started the taxi to warm it up and left the keys inside the running vehicle. When he returned 15 minutes later, the vehicle was gone.

Frontline members located the taxi approximately 25 minutes later, parked and unoccupied. Police obtained surveillance from inside the taxi and are looking for any information on the suspect seen in this photograph.

“Once again, police are reminding the public that it is not safe to leave your running vehicle, with the keys inside, unoccupied for any length of time. It takes mere seconds for thieves to take your vehicle in these circumstances,” states Cst. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

If you have any information about this criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to CrimeStoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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