Port Alberni RCMP investigate string of commercial break-ins

A number of businesses in Port Alberni’s commercial districts have been hit by break-and-enters in the past couple of weeks, and police are asking members of the public for any video or information of suspicious occurrences to help them solve the thefts.

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a string of commercial break and enters, including multiple occurrences, on Gertrude St, Hollywood St, Glenwood and Roger Street, 10th Avenue near Roger Street and a number of business on Argyle Street from Third Avenue to Harbour Quay.

“To date the offences have been break and enter only, without confrontation or violence,” said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Peter Dionne.

Dionne declined to name the numerous businesses, saying he personally had not spoken to their owners or managers for permission.

“Investigators believe that a small number of individuals may be responsible for these offences and forensic evidence from the sites is being analyzed in an effort to confirm,” he said.

“We are asking the public to remain vigilant, to report suspicious persons or activities and to secure all potential access points to their homes and businesses. Port Alberni Detachment is actively investigating these offences and are requesting any video, photographs or eyewitness accounts of suspects and/or vehicles related to these crimes.”

Anyone with information on these or any crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.solvecrime.ca, by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Island College hosting nursing info session

Info sessions will take place Monday, Jan. 27 at Port Alberni and Campbell River campuses

Photographer captures Port Alberni personalities in black and white portraits

Meet John Douglas, Courtney Naesgaard in double exhibit Jan. 18 at Rollin Art Centre

Alberni Valley Community Foundation opens grant application process for 2020

Nearly $30K available for Port Alberni-based charities

Stray cat with ‘serious burns’ recovering at Alberni SPCA

The BC SPCA’s Alberni-Clayoquot branch is asking members of the public for help with medical costs

B.C. government puts kibosh on drag racing at Alberni Valley Regional Airport

AVDRA was hopeful for a three-year temporary contract to race at the airport

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown Smithers

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Most Read