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Police on hunt for beef jerky bandit

Police are seeking this man. - Richmond RCMP photo
Police are seeking this man.
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Local police are hunting for an alleged thief with a penchant for beef jerky.

Richmond RCMP issued a news release Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying a man believed responsible for stealing numerous packages of beef jerky from a local convenience store.

On March 4 around 2:30 p.m. police were called about a theft at the Petro Canada gas station at 8151 Granville Ave. Police say a man entered the store, grabbed beef jerky that was on display and left without paying. Police couldn't find the man.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal male, approximately five foot ten with short black hair that was shaved on the sides. He was wearing a grey hooded jacket, grey scarf and dark coloured pants worn with one leg rolled up.

Anyone with information about the incident or the man's identity is asked to call Const. Hearty at 604-278-1212. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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