Monday, December 16, 2013
Break and enter involving stolen guns and robbery keep police busy
An police cruiser sits outside Cottonwood 4 Cinemas after a robbery and vehicle break-ins Sunday evening.
ounties are looking for an SUV connected to a robbery at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas at around 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Although a gun was allegedly used in a threat to an employee, no gun was seen. There are no reports of injuries and it's not clear at this time if cash was taken. Prior to robbery a Dodge pick-up and a Toyota Matrix were broken into in the parking lot.
At around 8:30 p.m., police responded to a report of another vehicle break-in at Boston Pizza nearby in the the same time period.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6', dark hair, dark clothes and was last seen fleeing south in an SUV.
Earlier in the day, at around 10 a.m. police cordoned off an area around the Rotary Trail at Lickman and to the Train Bridge at Hopedale Rd. in an attempt to locate a suspect who allegedly stole a Ford Ranger pick-up truck and at least 6 rifles.
Details are sketchy, however it may have been a break and enter. Police located the vehicle and some live ammunition in the vehicle, but the suspect and the guns were no where to be seen.
Mounties began an extensive manhunt and brought in Police Dog Services who searched off the trail to the homeless encampment after a suspect matching the description was seen ducking into bushes along the trail.
Reports are that police have a video and may have been able to recognize the man who was known to sleep under the train bridge. He was described as grubby looking, 40-50 years of age, gray hair and a wearing a bright yellow windbreaker style of jacket.
If you witnessed either of these crimes or have any relevant information, you can do the community a favour by contacting the RCMP about it at 604-792-4611 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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