Suspect from fatal B.C. crash wanted for jewelry heist in Nelson BC earlier that day

Police are still looking for the suspect who fled after the collision on Monday afternoon.

(NPD RELEASE) In the early morning hours of September 11, 2017 Ted Allen’s Jewelry was broken into by a male who was wearing a disguise to conceal his identity from police. The suspect used a hammer or similar tool to gain entry by brazenly smashing the front window of the business. The suspect then smashed several glass display cases and stole numerous items of jewelry in a short period of time.

The total value of items stolen and damage caused is estimated at $30,000. NPD has been working extensively in conjunction with other provincial police agencies to identify the suspect responsible for this matter. NPD will be updating as events progress and if the identity of the party responsible is confirmed.

Suspect from fatal B.C. crash wanted for jewelry heist in Nelson BC earlier that day

(TMTV FOR GLOBAL NEWS & CTV NEWS) He is also accused of stealing a B.C. Wildfire Service truck as a getaway vehicle.

On Monday at about 3 p.m., officers responded from Fraser Valley Traffic Service and Hope to a crash involving an Equinox SUV and maintenance truck about 10 kilometres east of Hope.

According to Mounties, the SUV was believed to be travelling southbound before colliding with the truck. Charlton, who was a passenger in the SUV, died as a result of the crash.

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