Vernon break-and-enter suspects sought

Vernon RCMP are on the hunt for a pair of suspects in connection with a break-and-enter at a downtown Vernon drugstore Monday.

Police responded to a glass-break alarm at Shoppers Drug Mart in the 3400 block of 31st Avenue at 5 a.m.

“Entry into the store was made by knocking out the front window,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The thieves stole small PlayStation3 controllers and various other electronics from behind the till area.

Several tools suspected as being used in the break-and-enter were seized from outside the business.

Police suspect two men were involved, but do not have descriptions of them to release to the public.

The police are asking anyone who  may have seen this break and enter or seen the two men in the area around that time to please call them at 250-545-7171 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

It’s the second time in four months the downtown Shoppers Drug Mart has been targeted by thieves.

On Oct. 21, police reported that it appeared two suspects entered the store through a broken window and stole an assortment of computer components that were on display near the window.

No arrests were made in that case.



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