Just after 6 a.m. on Friday March 13, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a break and enter to the mausoleum at the Prince George Cemetery on Memorial Park Lane. This is the second report this week.
Police say a man wearing a mask smashed a window to gain entry and then broke into a few niches to steal personal belongings. Video surveillance shows the suspect was in the premises for less than two minutes before fleeing.
The suspect is described as:
- Wearing a black hoody, black pants, runners and a mask
A police dog service team conducted a track of the suspect without success.
“This is a disgusting and disrespectful act for personal gain,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “All efforts will be made to identify and charge the person responsible.”
Police now believe that there were three break ins to this property in the last week. The first occurred on Friday night or Saturday morning where an external window was broken, but no entry gained. The second occurred early Monday morning where the suspect entered the building, and third occurred earlier today where the suspect entered the building. In all three incidents, niches were broken into and personal items, predominantly jewelry, was stolen.
The investigations are continuing and police are looking for the public’s help.
If you have any information about this Criminal offence or who is responsible, 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.