Thursday, June 18, 2009

12 Year Old Hides As Thief Robs Home

Police Response To Robbery
Needs Explaining


Presuming all of the facts are correct as reported in the local daily newspaper, the local RCMP need to do some explaining.

According to the newspaper account, a 12 year old girl was home alone being too sick to attend school. Her mother was at work (I presume) during the break in.

The girl heard noises and was concerned and did call her mother, but the noises stopped and she presumed all was well.

She then heard more noises as the thief broke in through the basement and the girl then locked herself into the bathroom and called her mother again, this time saying there was definitely someone in the house. She then called 911 and was told to stay where she was until help arrived.

At one point the thief tried the bathroom door but gave up and proceeded to load up two bags of loot before leaving the scene. He was confronted on the street by the MOTHER who was able to grab one of the bags from the crook.

It is not clear as to when the police actually showed up, but it is reported they were unable to track the thief using a police tracking dog.

Of course, the $64,000 question is why was it the mother who confronted the crook and not the police??

The Mayor (whom I believe is actually the chief constable) should see that the RCMP provide a full and complete explanation as to how this event actually went down.

Update

The suspect caught on camera leaving the area after a brazen daytime break and enter in Nanaimo in which a 12 year old girl was home at the time,has been identified by police.

The suspect is well known to local RCMP officers however his name cannot be released until such time charges are formally laid against him.The suspect faces charges of Break and Enter,Possession of Stolen Property and Theft in connection with the offence.

"Were going to be hitting the streets hard over the next little while in hopes of getting him off the street and behind bars. If the members are unsuccessful, a warrant will be issued for his arrest and at that time his name will be released" said Constable Gary O'Brien Media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.

Anyone with information on the male shown in pictures released yesterday to the media are asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Note: The above update appears on the RCMP information site with reference to a picture of the suspect being released to the media. Neither of the local media's online publications have the picture of the suspect.

I wonder why the RCMP did not include the picture on their own website?


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1 comment:

  1. There was a picture. It was on the original press release, and all over the television. The police already arrested the guy, and he is in custody. The combination of the police's ongoing investigation, co-operation of the community that the child lived in and the local media helped to put this guy in his place. See the most recent press release here:

    Press Release Link

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