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Alberta man arrested for 2 Vernon break-ins

Neighbouring businesses’ video surveillance helps identify suspect

Police were quick to track down the suspect in a pair of break-ins in Vernon Friday, March 22.

Two 27th Street businesses reported being broken into overnight, with the suspect causing substantial damage gaining entry.

A scene examination was complete by the Vernon North Okanagan Forensic Identification Section and the Crime Reduction Unit assumed conduct of the investigations.

“Frontline officers did a great job in tracking down video surveillance of the areas from neighbouring businesses,” said Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer. “Not only is this a valuable piece of evidence of the offences, but in this case, it led to the identity of the suspect.”

Later that night, at 6:30 pm, police conducted a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and the break and enter suspect was located in the driver’s seat.

A 30-year old man from Alberta was taken into custody and currently faces two counts of break and enter with intent.

The incident remains under investigation.

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