File# 2017-1617

Date of Crime

- March 2, 2017

Address

5000 Block of Johnston Road

Stolen car used to break into liquor store

On Thursday March 2nd at 1 AM, Port Alberni RCMP were called to a report of a break and enter in progress at the liquor store in the 5000 block of Johnston Rd.

A neighbour heard the sound of glass smashing at the neighbouring liquor store and called police. Police attended right away and found that the front doors of the liquor store had been smashed open and there were wet tire tracks along with a trail of broken glass leading out of the parking lot and appearing to lead south on the Victoria Quay. Police cordoned off the area and conducted patrols locating a recently abandoned stolen green Dodge Grand Caravan in the alley between 4th and 5th Ave near Argyle St. The Caravan had broken glass scattered on its bumper and some of the stolen liquor was located inside the vehicle. Further patrols failed to locate the suspect or suspects.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who knows the identity of the suspect or suspects is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment at 250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).