RNC investigating theft of seal skin coat, seek public assistance

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The RNC is requesting the assistance of the general public in identifying the person responsible for the theft of a seal skin coat from Natural Boutique on Water Street in St. John’s Wednesday.

About 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, two male suspects entered the store and took a seal skin coat each and went towards the doors of the store. Staff obtained one of the coats back from a thief.

Both thiefs fled the area on foot towards Prescott Street.

No injuries were sustained and no weapons are believed to have been used during the commission of the offence.

The business in question closed at 6 p.m. The RNC responds to calls for service based on level of priority. The RNC received information the manager would be back at noon the following day.

RNC Patrol Services then responded on Thursday, shortly after 11 a.m. The RNC notes the case is a theft investigation, not a robbery investigation.

Anyone with information that would assist in identifying the person/s responsible or anyone who may have any information in relation to this crime is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

The RNC is also issuing a reminder that any person that is in possession of stolen property can be charged criminally under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Organizations: RNC Patrol Services, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Water Street, Prescott Street, Canada

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  • Andrew
    April 28, 2013 - 08:13


  • Aub
    April 26, 2013 - 18:54

    What is the difference between a theft and a robbery?

  • Duffy
    April 26, 2013 - 18:17

    The RNC have an obligation to assist but apparently consider it a minor obligation. Their excuse is laughable if it were not for your loss (we thought you were closing). It had to be the dumbest officer on the force to come up with that excuse. Then they said the theft before was not solved because the lady who stole the items did not answer her telephone (again like a comedy). The victim helped so many others that may have a problem and if all the businesses did what she did they would have to respond. The agency is top heavy with too few officers on the street and/or poor supervision. Blame the management not the responding officers. I suggest she make a complaint to the Justice Minister and also request assistance from the RCMP – because she does not have any Police Investigative Protection.

  • Brian G.
    April 26, 2013 - 15:57

    And now the truth comes out.