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Someone Disguised Themselves In Scrubs To Steal From Nurses In New West

Royal Columbian Hospital

Photo: Ian Threlkeld / Flickr

A woman allegedly disguised herself in scrubs and broke into a nurse’s locker to steal cash and credit cards.

The incident happened at Royal Columbian Hospital, April 14th, at about 2:45 am.

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“We’re all impacted by the pandemic,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott with New Westminster police. “It’s disheartening when somebody would allegedly steal from health care workers.”


The suspect is a woman in her late 20’s and police are reviewing security cameras from the hospital and nearby businesses to gain more information.

Police have an idea of who they’re looking for, but will not say until they have recommended charges to Crown Counsel.

In the meantime, the hospital has added to its security to help prevent any further thefts.

“Security is vigilant, and aware of this,” said Scott to News 1130. “They’re going to continue monitoring people coming and going and making sure that people don’t have access to staff areas, access to lockers.”

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