Officers are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in several shoplifting incidents that occurred in HRM.
In the evening of October 10, two incidents were reported to police after a trio entered Future Shop on Damascus Road in Bedford and later Gale Terrace in Dartmouth. At both Future Shop locations, the suspects took a quantity of Apple TV and Nest thermostats before leaving the store without paying.
On October 11, at 1:30 p.m., the same trio entered the Best Buy store in Bayers Lake Industrial Park. They took a quantity of Apple TV and Nest thermostats before leaving the store without paying. The total value of the stolen merchandise in these three incidents is over $5,000. There are also reports of similar incidents throughout the Maritimes which appear to involve the same trio.
Police are releasing pictures of the suspects and asking for the public’s help to identify them. It is believed that they are the same individuals involved in all three incidents and they are working together using wireless communication while in the store. They are described as follows:
- Man of Middle Eastern descent, 40-45 years of age, 6'0", very heavy set, wearing a beige billed cap, 3/4 length dark button-up jacket and jeans. This man is believed to be entirely bald on top with short black hair on sides.
- Man of Middle Eastern descent, 30-40 years of age, 5'11", 200-220lbs, with short shaved dark hair and wearing a dark long sleeved shirt and blue jeans with dark sunglasses.
- Woman of Middle Eastern descent, 30-35 years of age, 120-130lbs, 5'4" wearing a black Hijab head dress with a light colored pattern, ¾ length dress with black leggings. This woman also carried a large black handbag with white stripes.
Anyone with information about these suspects or these incidents is asked to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.