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Police looking to locate suspect in convenience store scam

March 30, 2016

Cape Breton Regional Police are advising the public, particularly convenience store owners and employees, of several incidents where a money theft has taken place throughout the CBRM.

On Sunday, March 27, at approximately 10:00 PM, the Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a report of a money theft that had taken place at Needs on Commercial Street in Dominion. The employee stated that two females had entered the store, looking to change a hundred dollar bill for smaller bills. When the employee tried to make the trade of the smaller bills for their hundred dollar bill, they grabbed all of the money, ran out of the store, and fled the scene in a white truck. In other incidents, they have fled the scene in a taxicab.

The CBRPS responded to three more incidents on March 28, where convenience store employees describe the same scenario happening. The locations include Sobey’s Fast Fuel on Prince Street in Sydney, Dragon Flys and Dreams on Maple Street in Sydney, and Petro-Canada on Grand Lake Road in Sydney. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Police believe all four of these occurrences are related, and have located and arrested one of the two female suspects. The second suspect is believed to be 5’7” tall, have a medium build, a light complexion, brownish/red hair and brown eyes.

Members of the CBRPS continue to investigate.

The Cape Breton Regional Police Service is asking anyone with information about these incident to contact them at 563-5151 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers.