A North Vancouver duo is facing multiple counts of breaking and entering as well as a fraud charge after allegedly going on a one-week crime spree.
Dion Lewis, 42, and Candace Thomas, 42, are accused of swiping electronics and credit cards from three North Vancouver homes between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, according to a release from North Vancouver RCMP.
Police picked up the suspects shortly after examining footage recorded by a gas station security camera that allegedly showed the pair buying gas with a stolen credit card.
Police also executed a search warrant on the couple's home.
More charges may be forthcoming, said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl Richard De Jong. "We're trying to connect them with other (break and enter) offences as well. There was about 12 of them in that time frame," De Jong said.
Lewis is slated to remain in custody until Aug. 28.
Meanwhile, North Vancouver RCMP nabbed an accused thief under similar circumstances earlier this year. Surrey resident Nicholas Mazzone, 42, allegedly stole $9,000 worth of goods from a parked car on West 15th Street only to find police on his trail after using a stolen credit card at two nearby gas stations less than an hour later.
Despite the balmy weather, homeowners still need to lock doors and windows. Letting neighbours know when the house will be empty can also be a good idea, according to De Jong.
"The potential B and E artists are still out there looking for a victim," De Jong said.
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