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‘Dramatic’ three-vehicle collision results in no serious injuries

Police Briefs: Whistler RCMP searching for suspect in credit-card theft

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A “dramatic collision” involving three vehicles at a busy village intersection this week resulted in no serious injuries, said police.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a multiple-vehicle accident at the corner of Lorimer Road and Highway 99.

Investigators said it appears a black Nissan Rouge travelling northbound on the highway failed to stop for a red light at Lorimer Road and struck a southbound pickup truck. The force of the collision reportedly sent the Rouge airborne, striking a third vehicle at the intersection before rolling to a stop.

“Luckily, despite the dramatic collision, no one was seriously hurt,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes in a release.

Police said alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

As the investigation continues, police are asking any eyewitnesses to the accident, or anyone with in-car camera footage of the incident, to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Man goes on shopping spree after stealing credit card from Whistler store

Local police are asking the public for help tracking down a suspect who allegedly stole a credit card from a local store before making purchases with it throughout the Whistler area.

At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, Whistler RCMP received a report of a male that had entered a store in the 4200 block of Village Square before grabbing an employee’s backpack that had been left behind and running away. Police said the suspect then used a credit card inside the backpack to make several purchases around Whistler before the card was deactivated.

The suspect is described as dark skinned, approximately 6-2 in height, with a black beard and wearing all black with a black cap. Anyone who may have spotted the suspect is asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Police reminded the public to “secure their personal belongings in a safe place while working,” and not to allow people they do not know access to unsupervised areas in the workplace.

Police also urged the public to contact credit bureaus and have fraud alerts places on their credit reports to help protect from theft. Reports should also be filed to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or 1-888-495-8501.

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