File #2019-13474/2019-13479

Date of Crime

- December 31, 2018

Address

Broughton Street/Cherry Creek Road

Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crimes:

Sometime in the early morning hours of Monday December 31st, an unknown suspect or suspects broke into two businesses in the upper North Port area.
At approximately 1:50 am, the alarm was sounded at the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA on Broughton Street. An unknown suspect or suspects broke into the business having cut a padlock on a gate and forcing a window. The suspect or suspects were quite destructive inside the building breaking glass and forcing doors as they made their way through the various offices and rooms.
At approximately 4:50 am, the alarm was sounded at Jay’s Lace It Up Active Wear on Cherry Creek Rd. An unknown suspect or suspects had forced a window to access the business. The suspect or suspects gathered several pieces of merchandise about the store before they left the way they came in.
A suspicious vehicle was reported to be in the area at the time of this second break in. The vehicle is described as a blue or grey coloured hatchback newer model being driven by a woman.
At this time, it is not known if these two crimes were committed by the same people.
Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at
250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)