Police foiled a break and enter when they descended on a Prince George residence Tuesday morning.
Prince George RCMP received a report that four men were trying to enter the home through a second storey window at about 10:40 a.m.
Several police officers including a police dog service team attended the scene. The occupants in the residence failed to obey commands of the police.
For the safety of possible victims inside, police entered the residence. Upon entry, two suspects fled out the back door and were taken into custody after a brief foot chase and with the assistance of police service dog Dero. Two others were taken into custody without incident. A loaded prohibited rifle, ammunition and other evidence was seized. The two suspects that fled the residence were found to have arrest warrants.
“The Prince George RCMP will continue to use all our resources to target those persons that choose to live a criminal lifestyle” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP, in a press release. “Further, we encourage all members of our community to immediately report suspicious activity to police. Without information from the public, these arrests would not have been made and we would not have seized the prohibited firearm.”
The investigation is continuing. If you have any information about Criminal activity in Prince George or surrounding area, 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 or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.