10/29/2014 08:59 EDT | Updated 12/29/2014 05:59 EST

Man wanted in Alberta for multiple break and enters could be in B.C.: police

KELOWNA, B.C. - Mounties in British Columbia say a man wanted in Calgary for 10 break and enters may be in the Okanagan.

Calgary police issued a public appeal earlier this month, saying Robert Wellingford is wanted in connection to a series of break and enters that date back to 2010.

Police say many of the crimes involved the culprit breaking into a store within a strip mall and smashing through drywall in order to get into neighbouring businesses.

Police now believe Wellingford, who is also known as Robert McLaughlin, may be in B.C.

The 53-year-old suspect is described as being six-foot-one and weighing roughly 225 pounds.

He has blonde hair and hazel eyes, and walks with a slight limp. (CKFR)