Video - Liquor Stores being Targeted for Break & Enters
2017-03-27 14:52 PDT
File # 2017-08757
Police are continuing to investigate a series of Break & Enters to privately owned liquor stores in our community, with the latest happening early this morning.
At approximately 1:30 AM on Monday March 27th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at a liquor store on Cowart Road in Prince George. Police attended the business and found significant damage to the front of the store, likely caused by a vehicle. Suspects and the vehicle were gone before police arrived.
Investigators are releasing surveillance images of the crime in the hopes of generating tips from the public as to who is responsible for this senseless act. The two suspects are in the store for less than a minute and make off with several bottles of liquor valued at a few hundred dollars. The damage is estimated to be upwards of $150,000.
The suspects are believed to be male and are both wearing hoodies and masks. One hoodie is dark, possibly black, with an Adidas logo on the chest. The other hoodie is much lighter on the top half, possibly yellow, and dark on the bottom half. Please see the attached image.
This is the third Break & Enter to a retail liquor store since Sunday March 19th, and the second where a vehicle was used to gain entry. Summary of the first two:
- At approximately 4:30 AM on Sunday March 19th, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a Break & Enter at a liquor store on Highway 97 near Northwood Pulpmill Road in Prince George. Officers arrived and found that the window was smashed and a small amount of liquor had been stolen.
- Just before 6:00 AM on Tuesday March 21st, 2017, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a Break & Enter at a liquor store on Monterey Road in Prince George. Two suspects were captured on surveillance using a vehicle to gain entry to the business and then stealing several bottles of liquor. See the March 21st media release at www.princegeorge.rcmp.ca.
Police are aware of the similarities in these incidents and are alive to the possibility that all three were committed by the same persons. The investigation is continuing and officers are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible. Further updates may be provided as they become available.
If you have any information about these Criminal offences or the persons responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword
pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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