RCMP: B&E’s may be linked

Campbell River RCMP are investigating a possible link between three break and enters since June.

  • Oct. 4, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Campbell River RCMP are investigating a possible link between three break and enters since June.

Oyster River Liquor store was broken into by two males at about 1 a.m. on Monday morning.

Responding investigators determined that two males, dressed in black, attached a cable to a jacked up black Ford pick-up truck and used the vehicle to pull open the door of the business, according to RCMP Sgt. Craig Massey.

The culprits then carried a small safe to the rear of the truck and took off south bound on Highway 19A.

Massey said the break and enter is similar to one at Campbell River Collateral on July 15, and one at Campbell River Health and Drug Store in Merecroft Village on June 20.

At the drug store, thieves used a stolen truck to pull a safe out of the store.

At Campbell River Collateral, thieves used a stolen truck to pull off the door to the business and steal over $19,000 worth of goods.

The latest break and enter “has some of the same trademarks, so that unto itself does not mean a linkage, but it means it’s worthy of further review,” said Massey.

Although no black Ford truck has been reported stolen yet, Massey said it’s entirely possible the owner may not yet know if it was parked somewhere for lengthy period of time.

Seven people were charged in the Campbell River Collateral incident, but only Arthur Nelson was charged with the break and enter; the rest were charged with possession of

property obtained by crime. Nelson is currently in jail serving his sentence of 318 days, but police have evidence that three young males had been involved in the heist.

“The investigation into this crime continues, anyone with information is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP,” said Massey in a news release.

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