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Commercial break and enter suspect arrested

A 39-year-old Prince George man is facing charges following a break and enter at a retail electronics store on Southridge Avenue Monday.

Police were called out to the store at about 7:30 a.m. on Remembrance Day.

Officers attended the business and were informed that a significant amount of electronics had been stolen.  Evidence at the scene led officers to locate a suspect riding a bike on Highway 16 near Vance Road.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  The stolen items were recovered and returned to the business.

Carl Frederick Jays has been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Break, enter and commit theft
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Jays has been remanded in custody and was scheduled to be in court today.

If you have any information about property crime in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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