UPDATE – Stolen Vehicle Used to Smash into Mall

Prince George

2017-07-05 15:55 PDT

File # 2017-21550

Police continue to investigate the brazen Break & Enter and Robbery at a local mall during the early morning of Tuesday.

Just before 4:00 AM on Tuesday July 4th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a weapons report at a local mall on the 3000 block of Massey Drive in Prince George.

Officers immediately attended and soon learned that a lone, masked suspect drove a vehicle through the south entrance to the mall. The suspect drove the vehicle through the mall and smashed into a jewelry store. The suspect was accessing the store when a mall security guard arrived. The suspect fired a shot from a gun and then fled the property on foot. The security guard was unharmed. It is yet known whether the suspect was able to steal any property.

Surveillance image of a stolen truck being driven through the mall doors.

Surveillance image of a stolen truck being driven through the mall doors.

All efforts to identify and locate the suspect have been negative so far.

The suspect is described as:

The vehicle used in the Break-in/Robbery was stolen just before 2:40 AM on Monday July 3rd from a business in the BCR Industrial Site, on the south end of the City. Surveillance images have been obtained and are being released in an effort to obtain new information from the public about the suspect and at least one accomplice driving another vehicle. The light coloured vehicle is believed to have dropped off the suspect just prior to the vehicle theft, and then followed the stolen vehicle immediately after. Please see the attached surveillance image.


[No Audio] Video image of the theft of the truck and an accomplice vehicle following.
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The investigation is continuing. Further information may be released as the investigation progresses. If you have any information about these Criminal offences or those that may be responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword pgtips. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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