Courtesy Richmond RCMP
Call it the Creepy Case of Dr. Poltergeist.
It’s one that’s proven baffling, unusual and perplexing to Richmond Mounties who are now seeking the public’s help in tracking down the suspect.
It all started in early January, according to police, when a home was repeatedly targeted in unusual fashion in the 7000 block of Belair Drive, south of Francis Road, between Gilbert and No. 3 Road.
But nothing was ever reported either stolen or missing.
However, objects in the home were “meticulously moved and reconfigured in a new location.”
When the homeowner upgraded their security system, the intruder or intruders seem to have stopped cold in their tracks by mid-February,
If it wasn’t for security footage, RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang said investigators “might have been inclined to consider that the intrusions were the work of some type of poltergeist.”
On Friday, investigators released an image of the suspect, who was wearing a surgical mask over his face.
While investigators have followed up on a number of leads, they’ve been unable to identify the suspect.
This case isn’t similar to any other police cases, and no new incidents have surfaced, Hwang said.
The suspect is male, possibly of Asian decent, with a thin build, and was wearing a black three-quarters length dark-coloured coat, dark pants and white athletic sneakers.
“This case is a highly unusual case from the standpoint of our investigators,” Hwang said. “There have not been any losses reported but some property has been damaged, and in one instance, items within the residence were meticulously moved and reconfigured in a new location.”
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call RCMP Cpl. Kyle Simpson at 604-278-1212 or email them at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Anonymous tips can left with Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.