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Break-and-enter suspect caught by police

Just before 5 a.m. on May 5, Prince George RCMP received a report of a break-and-enter to a car dealership on the 2800-block of Highway 16 West.

Moments later, police received a report about a man who was located less than a block away with a bleeding hand. A Police Service Dog team attended the location of the break-and-enter and the police service dog tracked from the car dealership to where police located the injured man.

“The suspect was arrested for the break-and-enter,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “After his arrest, police found some items with him that belonged to the business where the break-in occurred. The suspect attended the hospital for treatment of his injuries, and was released from police custody on an undertaking with a future court date.”

Police had attended this business once before on the same date, around 1 a.m., for a report of a car on fire. In that incident, police located one vehicle on fire and one vehicle broken into. Investigators are working to determine if there is a connection between the two incidents.

Investigators are looking for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or has dash cam footage in the area of the break-and-enter, from May 4 at 12:30 a.m. to May 5 at 1:00 a.m. or from May 5 between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Please call the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300 to speak with police. Quote file number 2022-15395 or 2022-15406.

Both investigations remain ongoing.

If you have any information about this or any other 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 www.northernbccrimestoppers.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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