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Thieves target local businesses

RCMP are warning local merchants to be aware of a group of people who appear to be targeting local businesses with stolen credit cards.

According to RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, a group of men made purchases, Tuesday afternoon, at a Vernon Save on Foods.

“Two men were able to purchase a large amount of prepaid gift cards. When the third tried to buy more, his credit card was rejected and they all left quickly.”

Police are looking for two main suspects, an African American man described as wearing a dark blue hoodie, jeans about 6’ tall and a Caucasian man.

Molendyk says after police attended the store they believe there was actually four people involved.

“Three appeared to have extremely dark skin and one was a Caucasian man, all appeared to be in their 30’s.”

The Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment would like to alert all business in the Okanagan about this type of activity and advise merchants to contact the nearest police department if they experience this type of activity.

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