Owner/operator Dick Thiessen. Photo Fiona Maureen

Brazen early morning break and enter

Truck, thought to be stolen from P.G. slams through front entrance of Omineca Source for Sports

At 3:11 a.m. on September 13, Vanderhoof RCMP responded to an intrusion alarm at Nechako Outdoors sports store. They found the front door and wall of the store smashed from a vehicle driving through the wall.

The store owner/operator, Dick Thiessen, said 6 – 8 shot guns were missing. The shot guns were the main target, nothing else was reported missing. The person(s) jumped over the display case counter, leaving boot footprints on the glass top.

Omineca Express touched base with Thiessen the next morning. He was angry. He said several phrases which are better left unreported. Blood was running down the front of his right shin, sliced open from hauling broken glass to the dump earlier.

Thiessen had worked a very late shift, till close to midnight in fact, organising store inventory and tidying up. That’s just a mere three hours before the forceful and destructive break and enter, so he definitely slept more than two hours the night before.

The store was open for business later the same day, but a huge clean up effort was evident. Shattered glass everywhere left a big mess.

Security footage reviewed revealed a White extended cab pickup fled east on Hwy 16. It is unknown if it is associated, but a vehicle matching the same description was stolen earlier in Prince George.

This matter is still under investigation. Vanderhoof RCMP are asking anyone having information of the person(s) responsible for the break and enter and theft, to please call 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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