News

Shoplifter caught 'red-handed' thanks to tip

A SHOPLIFTER was arrested after a Crime Stoppers' tip recently.

After police informed Safeway of information from a tip, a 38-year-old woman was caught “red-handed” a few hours later, said police in a release Feb. 10.

Police are forwarding charges of theft and breach of probation to prosecutors for approval, said Const. Angela Rabut, community policing/media relations for Terrace RCMP.

“The police are only as good as the information we receive from the community. In this case, this is a good example of how the community has had enough of their local stores being robbed blind, “ said Rabut.

Crime Stoppers, a volunteer run group, takes anonymous calls with tips about crimes and provides the information to police.

Information that leads to an arrest is eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.