(Chilliwack RCMP)

A Nanaimo home was raided earlier this month in connection to a case where a woman is believed to have disguised herself as a janitor to pull off ATM thefts across BC’s Fraser Valley.

In a media release, Chilliwack RCMP said they released the photos with hopes the public could help identifying her.

Surveillance photos released by RCMP show the woman dressed as a janitor, complete with a a backpack-style vacuum cleaner.

According to Chilliwack RCMP,  she is wanted on suspicion of stealing large amounts of cash from ATMs in banks across BC’s Upper Fraser Valley in July 2021.

The suspect wore the same bright blue collared shirt, dark pants, a dark baseball cap, a medical mask, latex gloves in all four crimes.

Working with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), RMCP were able to identify suspects through several suspicious transactions.

The investigation led to the search of a Nanaimo home where police say they seized “a large quantity of cash and several high-value assets believed to be purchased through the proceeds of crime.”

“On March 8th, 2023, Chilliwack RCMP, together with assistance from multiple Vancouver Island District RCMP agencies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Barnes Road in Nanaimo,” police said in a statement.

According to the surveillance footage, the female suspect is approximately 5-feet-tall and and is believed to be associated to a dark coloured pick up truck.

(Chilliwack RCMP)

“While this investigation continues, police have yet to identify the woman and the truck captured in the attached surveillance photos,” said Sergeant Krista Vrolyk, media spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chilliwack RCMP’s property crime unit at 604-792-4611.