The Merritt RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a suspect in an alleged theft.

On January 26, 2022, Merritt RCMP front line officers responded to a report of purse theft that occurred at a local business in the 1700 block of Voght Street.

Shortly after the alleged theft, one of the victim’s credit cards was used at the 7-11 on Nicola Avenue.

The suspect has been identified through surveillance footage as a Caucasian male, roughly six feet tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, wearing a grey hoodie, ball cap and dark pants. He was driving a grey older model Honda Odyssey with damage to the front passenger side.

If you recognize the suspect or the grey Honda Odyssey, please contact Cst. Alex Saxton with the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.