The same man may be responsible for two recent thefts of cash from local businesses, Prince George RCMP are saying.
On Sunday, a thief took advantage of an unattended cash register to leave a store in the 6300 block of Southridge Avenue, next to the Westgate shopping centre, not only with the cash but the whole register, fleeing the scene at about 4 p.m.
Police said a description of the suspect is similar to one from a July 18 robbery from a business on Recreation Place Drive, near Highway 16 and Ferry Avenue.
In that case, the attendant was told the washroom was overflowing. When the attendant went to check, the suspect went behind the counter and took some cash out of the register and then left.
That incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m.
The suspect is described as a tall, skinny aboriginal man, about 40 years old, with no bottom teeth. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, a black ball cap, blue jeans and sunglasses in the July 18 incident and a green shirt, blue jeans, a dark ball cap and sunglasses in the Sunday incident.
Anyone with information that may help lead to the arrest of the man can contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword "pgtips."