Local police are urging residents to be on the lookout as the Castlegar and Nelson RCMP are investigating a rash of suspicious occurrences and break and enters.
Incidents have been reported in Robson, Brilliant, Pass Creek, and Krestova. According to a Rcmp press release, “Unknown persons are approaching residences and knocking on the door. If the residents are home and answer, the suspect offers a service ( ie: window washing). If the resident is not home, suspects have, on several occasions, broken into the home and stolen items.”
These incidents have occurred both in the daytime and at night.
According to the RCMP, a home in the 1400 block of Pass Creek was broken into on May 9, between 9:30 a.m. and noon. The day before that, a home owner in Raspberry heard someone knocking on his door in the dark and when he answered the door, a male made a hurried getaway, stating that he was offering a window washing service.
A small silver or grey vehicle has been noticed in the area of these occurrences. The suspect is described as a thin male in his early 20’s wearing a ball cap. In some instances, it is believed there may have been two people in the car, but there is no description at this point of the second person.
Police are asking residents to be aware of any suspicious vehicles, persons, or activity, and to call the nearest police detachment right away if the see any such activity. They are also encouraging everyone to be watchful of their surroundings and of their neighbours as well.