Three Trail businesses were broken into over the weekend, according to a Tuesday police report.
The first was Saturday (May 27) shortly after 4 a.m., when police responded to a commercial alarm at the East Trail liquor store.
A person, not yet identified, smashed the front door glass to gain entry. The suspect stole several bottles of liquor, valued at around $900, before fleeing.
The attending officer located a bag containing bottles of booze hidden a short distance from the scene.
The officer suspected the liquid loot was too heavy for the thief to make a timely escape, so most of it was abandoned in flight.
The suspect was wearing a beige coat and blue hat. He wore blue latex gloves and his face was covered.
A witness has been interviewed, however, the investigation is ongoing.
“The suspect’s plans went bottoms up when the suspect couldn’t handle the weight of his stolen load,” says Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
While the early morning liquor store theft was going on, so was a break and enter in downtown Trail. Shortly after 4 a.m., May 27, someone broke into a business in the 1200 block of Bay Avenue, and stole two parcels. Police have not yet assigned a value to the theft.
Then on Sunday (May 28) shortly after 3 a.m., a second suspect broke into the same business and stole a digital media receiver worth approximately $100.
“A Trail RCMP officer was notified about the incidents,” says Wicentowich. “The business had been left unsecured overnight.”
The investigation is going.
Finally, just before noon on Sunday (May 28), the Trail RCMP received a report that $500 in cash had been stolen from a business in the 1300 block of Bay Avenue, in downtown Trail. Police say the business had been left unsecured overnight.
“Trail RCMP ask business owners to make sure their buildings are secure, surveillance is working, and to respond to alarm triggers if they occur,” Wicentowich advises. “These crimes can be challenging to prevent and solve if the police only learn about them after the fact.”