Grocery chain targeted with stolen credit cards

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are advising local merchants to be aware of a group of people who appear to be targeting local business with stolen credit cards.

Save-On-Foods in Vernon told police Tuesday that a group of men made purchases in their store.

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

The two main suspects were described as  an African-American man wearing a dark blue hoodie, jeans and was approximately six-feet tall.

The other was described as a Caucasian man. They left the store after the card was rejected.

“When our officer went to investigate this file he learned that there were three African-American men, all appeared to have extremely dark skin, and one Caucasian man,” said Molendyk. “All of them appeared to be in their 30s.”

The RCMP  is working with store security to determine if photos of the suspects can be obtained.

“The Vernon-North Okanagan detachment would like to alert all businesses about this type of activity, and contact your nearest police department if you experience this type of activity,” said Molendyk.


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