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Police asking for help identifying man who broke into vehicles at Bedford hockey rink

In one incident, the suspect stole an off-duty RCMP officer's purse containing her wallet and RCMP badge.

Suspect in Oct. 27 vehicle thefts from Bedford's Rocky Lake Dome hockey rink.

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Suspect in Oct. 27 vehicle thefts from Bedford's Rocky Lake Dome hockey rink.

Police are asking the public to help identify a man believed to have broken into vehicles at Bedford’s Rocky Lake Dome hockey rink last month.

In a media release, Halifax Regional Police said on Oct. 27 at about 4:50 p.m. they received a complaint from an off-duty RCMP officer that her van was broken into. Her purse, which contained her wallet as well as her RCMP badge, had been stolen while she was at the rink.

The dome is located at 44 Verdi Dr.

Police have released photos of a man believed to have broken into the van. He’s also believed to be responsible for breaking into another car that same afternoon where the back passenger window was smashed and an iPad was stolen.

The suspect is described as a young white man with short, light-coloured hair and scruff on his face. He was driving a black or dark purple two-door Honda Civic hatchback with a large spoiler and silver edged black rims.

In the photos, the suspect entered the rink twice that afternoon between 4:15 and 4:40 p.m.

At one point he returned to the Honda Civic and moved it to a different parking spot. At first, he’s wearing sunglasses on his head, an orange hoodie with a blue Under Armour logo, blue jeans and black sneakers with white soles.

During the second photo series, he’s wearing a black hoodie with a small white crest on the front and a white ball cap.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who can identify the man or his vehicle, to contact them by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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