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North Van RCMP searching for prolific offender who allegedly stole high school computers
North Vancouver RCMP are searching for a prolific offender who failed to appear in court on charges related to the theft of computers from Carson Graham secondary in February.
David Robert Mason, a 29-year-old Vancouver resident, was arrested on Feb. 17 in North Van and charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of break and enter tools.
Mason missed his court appearance and has not complied with probation and curfew orders, according to North Van RCMP. There is now a warrant for his arrest.
"He's very well-known to police," said North Van RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Richard De Jong.
Mason is described as Caucasian, five feet tall and 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
In cases like these, traditional and social media plays an important role in helping police capture fugitives, explained De Jong.
After the RCMP put Mason's picture online yesterday they received a tip from someone who thought they saw him near Lonsdale Quay. When police arrived on the scene they wound up arresting a different criminal who had been on the run.
"They tend to act suspicious. They draw attention to themselves," said De Jong of offenders with outstanding warrants.
Anyone who sees Mason or knows of his whereabouts is being asked to call North Van RCMP at 604-985-1311. There is a cash reward being offered for information leading to his arrest. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.