On July 15, a 26 year old male was arrested in Kimberley for Shoplifting. Subsequent follow up by investigators linked him to a Break and Enter along with several thefts in Kimberley.
Over the past several weeks there have been numerous thefts in the Kimberley area. Police have been focusing their efforts on making an arrest, following up on leads and implementing some covert investigative techniques.
During the arrest, police were able to gain additional evidence to support charges on other incidents. Currently the subject is in custody and police will be taking him before a Judicial Justice of the Peace later today. Police are recommending three charges of Theft, Break and Enter and Wear a Disguise.
This is an excellent example of police and the public working together. Kimberley General Duty members were able to quickly follow up based on information they had gathered over the last few weeks. The Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Team assisted in the investigation and was instrumental in linking several crimes to the individual.
Police do not believe this person is responsible for all the reported incidents and will be continuing their investigation.