Whistler woman wakes up to find alleged thief in living room 

RCMP news: village store safe thief sought

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED BY RCMP - SUSPECTED SAFE THIEF Local police have released this security footage from a village store where approximately $4,000 was reported stolen from a safe on Valentine’s Day.
  • Photo submitted by RCMP
  • SUSPECTED SAFE THIEF Local police have released this security footage from a village store where approximately $4,000 was reported stolen from a safe on Valentine‚Äôs Day.

A Whistler woman was awoken at 3 a.m. last Wednesday, March 26 by a man allegedly rummaging through her things and attempting to steal her computer, police said.

A small amount of cash was reported stolen.

Police attended and set up a perimeter around the unit, located in the 4300 block of Northlands Boulevard.

The suspect, who was described as being white, around 183 centimetres (6-feet) tall, wearing grey sweatpants, a black jacket and a red baseball cap, reportedly jumped off the balcony and escaped. A police dog attempted to track the man's trail unsuccessfully.

The Whistler RCMP is examining fingerprints at the scene and on several items the suspect left behind.

Seemingly intoxicated man reportedly exposes himself to woman near Marketplace

A woman told police that a man exposed himself while walking past her on Lorimer Road near the Marketplace parking lot on Saturday afternoon, March 29.

The complainant told officers that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time, and was described as a Caucasian male between 20 and 30 years old, 186 centimetres (6'1") with dirty blonde hair and a medium build.

Officers scoured the area but were unable to locate the suspect, said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

Fraudulent debit card used to purchase expensive jewelry, says store clerk

A village jewelry store clerk reported to police that a male customer used a fraudulent debit card to purchase a gold pendant and necklace on Sunday, March 30.

The employee said a man entered the store at around 10: 30 a.m. and asked to purchase two of the most expensive items available. The clerk attempted to process the purchase, but the debit card chip would not function. The man then punched in the card's digits manually, and the transaction was approved. However, after reading the authorization number, the clerk realized it was not a valid, and contacted the point of sale debit provider to authorize the sale. As this process took some time, according to the complainant, the suspect left a contact number and left the store. Ultimately, it was determined the card was fraudulent.

Security footage has been seized, and the investigation is ongoing, LeClair said.

Police continue search for suspect in theft from Village store safe

Local police have released security footage from a village store where approximately $4,000 was reported stolen from a safe on Valentine's Day.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP detachment at

604-932-3044.

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