Swift justice in Keremeos break and enters

Surveillance cameras assist police in speedy conviction

The justice system dealt quickly with a suspect believed to have been involved in two break and enters in Keremeos that took place in the early hours of Sunday December 8, at approximately 5 p.m.

Police originally responded to an alarm at the Similkameen Pharmacy in Keremeos, where it was discovered that over 70 different prescription medication had been taken, totaling over $2,600. There was little or no street value to the stolen medicine.

Video surveillance from within the pharmacy as well as keen observation from witnesses near by allowed police to identify the offender, who was quickly apprehended at his residence without incident.

A subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle, located additional items which police were able to identify as coming from another break in which had taken place a few hours later at the Keremeos Community Church. At that location,  a variety of kitchen items including food, were stolen.

Both of these break ins also resulted in substantive damage to both properties.

The suspect, 34 year old Robert Wilson, was remanded in custody to face two counts of break and enter charges.

 

Wilson made a court appearance in provincial court at Penticton on December 10, where he entered a guilty plea. He was sentenced at the time, receiving a term  of nine months in jail and two years of probation.

 

 

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