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Commercial break-in file gets thicker in Oliver

By Times Chronicle Staff

The thick file of commercial break-ins plaguing Oliver just got thicker.

Another three were investigated by the RCMP over the weekend.

On Nov. 19 at 2:54 a.m. an alarm call was received from a business in the 5700 block of Main Street. Police attended and observed the front glass door had been smashed in. No suspects were found on site, but some evidence was left at the scene.

“Video of the suspect showed him inside the store for less than 30 seconds, approximately 15 seconds later a police car is seen driving up on scene,” said Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth.

Police indicated the suspect was covered up, wearing dark clothing, a dark-coloured hoodie with “Zoo-York” written in white writing, and a grey backpack. 

Several cartons of cigarettes were stolen, according to police.

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On Nov. 20 at 9:16 am, a store owner called police to report his business in the 6000 block of Main Street Oliver was broken into overnight. Police observed that the front door had a portion of glass smashed out so that the lock could be disengaged. Entry was made but nothing appeared to be stolen.

On the same day at 11:21 p.m., a complainant advised police she was out for a walk when she came across a broken window at a business in the 6200 block of Main Street. Police had earlier located a cash register nearby which the owner of this business later identified as missing. Police conducted a further search outside and located a cash box in an empty lot. The owner attended and confirmed that cash was missing. 

Security video identified a lone suspect in a grey hoodie. 

“Forensic Identification Section examination of items from the scene revealed evidence that will identify the suspect,” Wrigglesworth said.

 

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