Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for information from the public in identifying the suspects of several recent break and enters.
On Dec. 22 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a male suspect broke into The Bargain Shop in Gibsons by smashing the front door with a large rock. Video surveillance captured a male suspect between 20 to 35 years old wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, and white running shoes. The suspect stole several packages of cigarettes. Other accomplices were seen with the suspect in the Sunnycrest Mall parking lot during this time.
On Dec. 30, suspects entered the School District No. 46 building on Henry Road in Gibsons by cutting a hole cut in the chain link fence. The suspect gained entry into a vehicle on the property. A grinder, battery powered Makita drill, Mastercraft wrench and socket set, Bosch hammer drill and bits were stolen. A small older model dark colored SUV was observed in the area.
Sometime during the day on Dec. 29 entry was gained to a workshop on a property in the 11000 block of Highway 101 in Halfmoon Bay. The suspect smashed a window and cut a padlock to gain entry. Several items were taken including a Mastercraft impact wrench kit, socket set, Princess Auto wrenches, and heavy gauge electrical wire.
In Sechelt on Jan. 4, suspects entered the fenced compound at Rent it Canada. Several items were taken including a Clark wire feed welder, Stihl Model 064 and Stihl MS chainsaws, Bosch 41/2 inch angle grinder, hedge trimmer and various wrenches and screw drivers.
If anyone has any information related to these crimes, they are asked to contact Const. Tracy Dubnyk at 604-885-2266 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-227-8477.
— Submitted by SC RCMP