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RCMP arrest suspects behind hundreds of thefts from cars

As a result of an on-going investigation into numerous thefts from vehicles, three people have been arrested and are facing multiple charges

A 24 year old Campbell River woman, a 20 year old Campbell River man and an 18 year old Campbell River man are currently facing charges relating to the thefts.

Between October 2014 and January 15, 2015, Campbell River RCMP responded to approximately 308 complaints of thefts from motor vehicles.   Campbell River RCMP’s Community Response Unit was assigned to work on the investigation.  Tips from the public, surveillance video and solid police work lead the officers to the suspects and on January 16, 2015 the first suspect was arrested and in the early morning of January 17, 2015, the remaining two suspects were arrested.   A warrant to search a residence on Eardley Road was executed and evidence was recovered.

Two of the suspects were released from custody on strict conditions including curfews and no contact with each other.  The 18 year old male is still in custody as he has other outstanding charges before the court.

During the course of the investigation, police seized over 100 pieces of evidence related to the thefts from vehicles and will be attempting to reunite these items with the rightful owners.   This has and continues to be a complex investigation.

Please continue to report suspicious activity to police because we cannot do it alone, we have to work together as a community.

– Contributed by Campbell River RCMP.

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