(Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police nab ‘prolific’ thief at Tsawwassen mall

Angela Richards, 40, of Vancouver has been charged with theft under $5,000

A Vancouver woman has been charged after allegedly boosting a wallet from a shopper in Tsawwassen.

Angela Richards, 40, has been charged with theft under $5,000 after she was arrested during a “boost and bust” operation at Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons on Dec. 13 conducted by the Delta Police Department’s street crime unit.

“These ‘boost and bust’ projects are a joint venture between Delta police officers, Tsawwassen Mills and Commons security and individual loss prevention officers,” Cris Leykauf, Delta Police Department public affairs manager, said in a press release. “They’re conducted regularly throughout the year to make sure our officers have excellent knowledge of the area, and they’re also a great way for us to build relationships with businesses.”

During such operations, police work in cooperation with mall security in both an overt and covert capacity. They saturate the mall and surrounding area in order to detect persons who are either committing criminal offences or who are known to be wanted on arrest warrants, and then safely arrest the suspects.

According to a DPD press release, at around 4 pm that afternoon a loss prevention officer in a large department store observed a woman pick up a wallet from a customer’s shopping cart.

The information was passed on to police, who were already on scene. DPD officers observed the women exit the store and get into a vehicle. They subsequently pulled the vehicle over and Richards was arrested.

Police describe Richards as a prolific property crime offender. She is scheduled to appear in court again today (Dec. 17).



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