Alleged shoplifter arrested after trying again at same Parksville store

The proposed charges are theft under $5,000 (x 3), identity fraud, obstruction and possession of property obtained by crime

Oceanside RCMP say they have arrested a man allegedly involved in the brazen shoplifting of a air nail gun from a Parksville department store last week. Police say the man was arrested on Monday after another tool theft from the same location.

Read Tuesday’s story here.

Oceanside RCMP say located the suspect’s black Jeep Cherokee and made the arrest on Monday. Upon arrest, police say the suspect lied about his identity and provided identification belonging to another individual. Once the real identity of the suspect was discovered, a police query revealed the 44-year-old Lower Mainland man who recently moved here with family, is in custody awaiting a court appearance.

The proposed charges are theft under $5,000 (x 3), identity fraud, obstruction and possession of property obtained by crime.

— NEWS Staff/RCMP news release

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