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Suspect charged in connection to two commercial break and enters

One man remains in custody as police investigate a string of commercial break and enters in the downtown core.

Just after 6:30 a.m. on Sunday April 5, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at a business on the 300-block of George Street in Prince George.  Officers attended the business and found a man inside.  The suspect attempted to run from officers, but was arrested a short distance later.

Allan Douglas Nigh, a 39-year-old Prince George man, has been charged with break and enter with intent and breach of probation.

Nigh was released on bail on April 7.

On Monday April 13, at approximately 10 p.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of commercial alarm at a restaurant on the 600-block of Victoria Street.  Officers attended and found that the business had been broken into.  A witness reported an unidentified man leaving the business before police were called.  The suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket and black hat, carrying a black bag.  The suspect was not located.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on the same date, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a commercial alarm at an automobile dealership on the 100-block of Brunswick Street.  Frontline officers arrived at the business approximately one minute after receiving the call.  Police found the business had been broken into and a vehicle had a window smashed out.  Surveillance images showed a man wearing a camouflage jacket and dark ball cap.  Through investigation, officers located and arrested Allan Douglas Nigh on Quebec Street a short time later.

Nigh has been charged break and enter with intent, mischief under $5,000, and failing to comply with a release order.

Nigh is also a person of interest in the break and enter on Victoria Street, however charges have not yet been laid.  The investigation is continuing.

Nigh appeared in court by teleconference, has been held in custody and will appear in court later today.

The Prince George RCMP are encouraging business owners to take the necessary steps to secure their businesses during this challenging time.  Use of a high quality video surveillance system and monitored alarm system are recommended.  Please do not leave cash or other items of value on the premises.

If you have any information about property related Criminal offences, 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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