Police Warn of Violent Crime Trend
Prince George, B.C.- RCMP are investigating a series of violent offences which have occurred in Prince George over the past few days.
A food delivery driver was robbed on Tuesday December 15th just before midnight. The driver attended an address on Goheen Place to deliver food to an awaiting female. When he approached, a male came from behind and held what was believed to have been a knife to the driver’s throat. The male and female suspects took cash and the food and fled down a nearby pathway towards Forest Place.
Police including a Police Dog Service team attended the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
The male suspect was described as:
- First Nations
- 25 to 30 years old
- 173 cm (5’8″)
- Medium build
- Wearing a white hoody under a black jacket
The female suspect was described as:
- Brown hair in a pony tail
- Wearing a red jacket with a dark stripe
The victim was shaken but otherwise unharmed. The investigation is continuing.
At approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday December 17th, 2015, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a Robbery with a Weapon at a service station near the corner of Highway 16 and Range Road in Prince George.
Officers attended and learned that the Robbery had occurred at approximately 3:20 AM the same morning. The male suspect entered the business and indicated he had a weapon. He stole some merchandise and fled the area on foot. Due to the time delay, police were unable to search for the suspect.
The suspect ( shown in surveillance video image at right- image courtesy Prince George RCMP) ) is described as:
- Fair skinned male
- Approximately 15 to 20 years old
- Brown hair with a goatee
- Slender build
- Wearing a white or light grey ball cap with “Loyalty” written in front, a black “Under Armour” hoodie with a grey hood, black & white “Nike” shoes with red laces.
Indications are that the suspect was accompanied by another person who remained outside the business during the robbery. The investigation is continuing.
Later that same day, Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a Break & Enter in progress at an apartment building on the 900 block of Ahbau Street in Prince George. Officers immediately attended. Two males with faces covered broke a window and entered a ground floor apartment. The adult and child in the residence immediately left the apartment upon hearing the window break.
The suspects spent a short amount of time in the apartment, before exiting through the main door, where one of them pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at the adult victim in the hallway. The suspects fled on foot without further incident and before police arrived. Indications are that the suspect was looking for something in the apartment, although it appears nothing was taken.
A search for the suspects was conducted in the area with the assistance of a Police Service Dog team; however the suspects were not located.
The suspects are both described as:
- Medium build and height
- One had Blue eyes
- Wearing a balaclava mask, black jacket & black pants. One had a ‘bomber’ style jacket.
This investigation is continuing.
In addition to these violent offences, a number of firearms were stolen from a rural residence just east of Prince George. On Thursday December 17th at approximately 3:15 PM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a Break & Enter that had occurred at a residence on Grassland Road in the Shell-Glen area, just east of Prince George. Members attended and found that eight rifles and several electronics were stolen from the residence sometime during the day. It appears that the suspect or suspects fled in a vehicle.
At this time, investigators do not believe that these incidents are related. Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant and report all suspicious activity to the police immediately.
If you have any information about any of these Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477.