Break-and-enters to commercial and business properties are becoming a real problem in Lumby.
The spree started late at night on June 10, when someone broke into a room at the Twin Creeks motel by breaking a window.
The motel room was heavily damaged and basically ransacked.
Then, on the night of June 14, six local businesses were broken into: Sister’s Restaurant, the Dark Rooster Coffee House, Café Mazzega, the Edible Canvas, Lumby Bottle Depot (an attempt only) and the Lumby Pool office. The thieves stole liquor, cash, a Canon camera and computer equipment.
In each case they were determined to get in, smashing windows and kicking in doors in order to gain entry.
“It is intolerable for our small community to have individuals capable of this much crime in one night,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce. “Each of these small businesses survive on a very small margin and these sort of repeated financial hits will cause them to simply close up shop.”
Any information the public can provide concerning this crime spree would be put to good use by police. Call the Lumby detachment at 250-547-2151 if you have any information.