Whistler RCMP are warning people to lock their cars, use
alarms if they have them, and leave nothing valuable in sight after a rash of
vehicle smash and grabs.
Police do have a description of one suspect who was seen
Tuesday morning breaking into a car.
“We have had a number of thefts, enough that it is a concern
to us and we decided we needed to get the word out right away,” said RCMP Cst.
The suspect from this morning’s (Apr. 15) incident is
described as a Caucasian female in her early 20s. She has numerous facial
piercings, was wearing all black, and has blonde hair. There is reason to
believe that there may be more than one person involved in these incidents.
The thefts occurred in and around the village with a large
number of them taking place in underground parking lots.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other offence
is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers guarantees anonymity and will offer up to $2,000
for information leading to an arrest.
The RCMP has also identified the Italian snowboarder found
deceased on Blackcomb Mountain at the bottom of a series of cliffs after
heading into an out-of-bounds area near Corona Bowl.
Giancarlo Madella-Amedei, 31, was in Whistler on holiday
with some friends when the accident happened. He was last seen on March 27, and
found the next day.
The incident is still under investigation by various
agencies but it appears that he fell over the cliffs after taking a wrong turn
while trying to exit safely off the mountain.