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Liquor shoplifter nabbed the next day

It took police less than 24 hours to track down a suspect wanted for stealing from a liquor store last week.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, shortly after 4 p.m., Price George RCMP received a report of a theft from a liquor store on the 4100-block of 15 Avenue. Witnesses stated the suspect attempted to leave the store with a concealed bottle of liquor.

Police obtained the suspect’s photo from the security cameras at the location and quickly identified the man as a known offender, as police are familiar with him. The suspect was located shortly after 9 a.m. on June 3, less than 24 hours after the offence occurred.

“This is a good example of our police officers using their knowledge of repeat offenders to quickly identify and arrest a suspect,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The man was released on an undertaking with a future court date. The file remains under investigation.

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.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

 

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