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.