Vancouver police release images of suspect in attempted seaplane theft

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      Vancouver police know what a suspect in an attempted theft of a seaplane looks like.

      Police released images of the individual, and the public is being asked for help in identifying the man.

      The suspect in the attempted theft on February 21 is described as white and in his 40s.

      According to a media release by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the man is believed to be about 5’10” tall, with an average build.

      The media release notes that the suspect has short brown hair with a slightly receding hairline.

      The man is clean-shaven, and has a pronounced brow ridge.

      According to the police, the suspect was wearing a red long-sleeved zip-up sweater, dark pants, and dress shoes when the attempted theft happened.

      Investigators believe that the suspect has working knowledge of planes, the media release noted.

      Seair Seaplanes previously stated that a suspect attempted to steal a Seair aircraft from the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre in Coal Harbour around 3:30 a.m. on February 21.

      The stolen aircraft did not leave the water and crashed into two seaplanes owned by Harbour Air Seaplanes.

      The incident caused damages to the three planes.

      “This was a very unique scenario and one our members don’t see every day,” Const. Tania Visintin said in the VPD media release.