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Commercial break and enter suspect arrested

A 41-year-old Prince George man is facing charges following an early morning break and enter Wednesday.

Police were called out at about 2:40 a.m. to a report of a break and enter to a business on the 600 block of Central Street West. The initial report indicated that a man smashed a window of a retail store and fled with stolen merchandise in a shopping cart.

Frontline officers attended the area and located the suspect.  The 41-year-old Prince George man was arrested without incident.  Investigators recovered almost $4,000 worth of goods in the suspect’s possession, in the shopping cart or in a nearby dumpster.

The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following Criminal Code charges against Lionel William Tanguay:

  • Break and enter with intent
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Disguise with intent
  • Fail to comply with release order (2 counts)

Tanguay was held in custody and will appear in court by teleconference later today.

If you have any information about this or any other property related criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (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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