Suspect Sought in Niverville Car Break-ins

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The St. Pierre Jolys RCMP is looking for the public’s help with their investigation into a series of thefts from motor vehicles in Niverville. According to reports, a darker-coloured minivan drove through town during the early morning January 26 and was captured by multiple video surveillance cameras.

“A male suspect was observed getting out of the passenger side of that minivan,” reads an RCMP statement. “The suspect appears to be Caucasian, in his early 20s, has a beard, wearing a darker coloured toque and a darker coloured hoodie.”

Niverville resident Dale Prudhomme was one of the residents whose vehicle was targeted last week. Around 4:30 a.m. that night, the minivan pulled up in front of his Spruce Drive home.

“I had forgotten to lock my van the night before,” Prudhomme says. “So they rifled through my stuff. Happily I had nothing of value in it at the time.”

Other residents who weren’t so fortunate report having possessions stolen from their vehicles.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the early morning hours of January 26 to contact the St. Pierre Jolys RCMP at 204-433-7433 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com, or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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