When the owners of LW (Liquidation World) called Vernon RCMP to report their alarm going off Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m., the police dog service sprung into action.
Upon arrival at the store in the 3300 block of 30th Avenue, police noticed a broken rear window and damaged ceiling tiles near the window.
“Officers used a ladder to gain access to the hole in the ceiling,” explained Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
“When they looked in, they found a man laying on a support beam, hiding in the ceiling structure.”
The 26-year-old man from Vernon was promptly arrested on a charge of break-and-enter, and taken back to Vernon cells.
He was released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.