Suspect in surgical mask stumps Richmond RCMP


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Richmond Mounties are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wearing a surgical mask.

In January, a suspect or multiple suspects entered a property in the 7000 block of Belair Drive multiple times. Nothing was reported missing or stolen and the intrusions stopped in mid-February, when the home owners upgraded their security system.

“This is a highly unusual case from the standpoint of our investigators,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang in a press release.

“There have not been any losses reported but some property has been damaged and in one instance, items within the residence were meticulously moved and reconfigured in a new location. If not for the security footage, we might have been inclined to consider that the intrusions were the work of some type of poltergeist.”

RCMP followed up on multiple leads but still can’t seem to identify the suspect. There are no past police cases with similar details and no new cases have surfaced since.

The suspect could be described as:

Male, possibly of Asian descent
Thin build
Black ¾ length dark coloured coat
Dark pants
White athletic-style sneakers
Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact Cpl. Kyle Simpson of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section at 604-278-1212 or by email at
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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