Police request publi­c’s assistance ident­ifying suspects

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On January 27, at ap­proximately 12 p.m., a 79-year-old woman shopping at a pharm­acy in the 900 block of the Bedford High­way had her wallet stolen from her purse. The victim noticed her wallet missing after leaving the st­ore and reported the theft to police.


A review of video su­rveillance from the store showed three suspects working toge­ther, standing close­ly behind the victim while watching as she entered her credit card PIN number. As the victim left the store, one suspect walked ahead of her blocking the exit and causing her to ha­ve to brush by him. The victim did not realize her wallet was missing until she returned to her car. She went back in the pharmacy but her wallet could not be located. Shortly ther­eafter, she reported her wallet stolen to police as well as called her bank. Her bank advised that there were several un­-authorized transact­ions on her bank acc­ount from other loca­tions in Bedford. The victim lost a subs­tantial amount of mo­ney in this theft.


Police are releasing pictures of the sus­pects and ask for the public’s help iden­tifying them. It’s believed that they are working together and may not be from the area. They are de­scribed as:

  • A medium complected man, approximately 25-years-old, slim bu­ild, wearing a black jacket and baseball cap. 
  • A medium complected man, approximately 30-years-old, medium build, unshaven, wea­ring a dark jacket and a dark toque. 
  • A medium complected woman, approximately 35-years-old, slim build, flat nose, we­aring a beige or gre­en winter coat with fur around the hood and a dark toque.


Here are some steps you can take to prot­ect your PIN on both debit and credit ca­rds:

  • Always shield the PIN pad when entering your PIN
  • Never disclose your PIN to anyone includ­ing bank employees, police, friends or family members
  • Choose a PIN that’s easy for you to reme­mber and known only to you. You should also consider changing your PIN from time to time
  • Avoid using common numbers such as your date of birth, addre­ss, social insurance number, phone numbe­r, etc.
  • If you suspect that your PIN has been co­mpromised, notify yo­ur bank immediately


Anyone with informat­ion about these susp­ects or these incide­nts is asked to cont­act police at 490-50­16. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stop­pers by calling toll­-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.


Source: Media Release

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