Liquor Stores Targets of Smash and Grabs
The most recent happened around 1:30 this morning on Cowart Road ( see previous story), where it appears a vehicle was driven into the building to gain access. Suspects and the vehicle were gone before police arrived on scene.
It is the third Break and Enter to a liquor store since Sunday March 19th, and the second in which a vehicle was used to gain entry.
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.
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 the persons responsible.
Anyone with information that might assist in this investigation is asked to contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at -800-222-8477.