Chilliwack: RCMP have sought public assistance in identifying the woman who, according to the police, is believed to be involved in a series of ATM thefts which occurred in the Upper Fraser Valley.

On Thursday in a press release, the Chilliwack RCMP said in July 2021, officers responded to a series of four break and enters to major financial institutions in which a female posing as a janitor allegedly stole large quantities of cash from Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) within the banks. 

The RCMP said surveillance video captured the female suspect wearing a bright blue collared shirt, dark pants, a medical style mask, latex gloves and a dark coloured ball cap. 

According to the surveillance footage, the female suspect is approximately 5-feet-tall and is seen carrying a backpack style vacuum cleaner. A dark coloured pick up truck is also captured by surveillance footage and is believed to be associated.

Chilliwack RCMP said its property crime unit worked in close partnership with Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada to identify suspects through a number of suspicious transactions. Police said this complex and multi-jurisdictional investigation led to the recent execution of a search warrant at a residence in Nanaimo.

Chilliwack RCMP said on March 8, RCMP with assistance from multiple Vancouver Island District RCMP agencies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Barnes Road in Nanaimo. 

Police added that the search warrant resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of cash and several high value assets believed to be purchased through the proceeds of crime.

“While this investigation continues, police have yet to identify the woman and the truck captured in the attached surveillance photos,” said Sergeant Krista Vrolyk, media spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

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