Lumby B&E suspect nabbed

Party leads RCMP to 16-year-old suspected in recent rash of break-ins in Lumby

A party led RCMP to a 16-year-old suspected behind a recent rash of break and enters in Lumby.

Police were called out to Eastwood Road in Lumby Sunday evening for report of party and youths drinking.

“The investigation led the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect in the recent break and enters to seven businesses in the Lumby area over the last 11 days,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“The damage and the items stolen have cost local businesses thousands, not only in the damages and theft but lost revenue as several had to keep their businesses closed for a time.”

The victim businesses are: Sister’s Restaurant, the Dark Rooster Coffee House, Café Mazzega, Two incidents at 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 and damaged the businesses.

The youth suspect is expected to appear in court in August.