UPDATED: Langford liquor store targeted by thieves twice in one night

West Shore RCMP identified break and enter suspect

Just hours after RCMP responded to a call that a thief had smashed the front door of a Langford liquor store, another group of thieves decided to try their luck at the same business.

West Shore RCMP are seeking a male suspect believed to be involved with a break and enter at Cascadia Liquor Store early Sunday morning. (West Shore RCMP)

Around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, a single thief was spotted on surveillance video smashing the glass front door of Cascadia Liquor Store and stealing alcohol before running off. Store managers called both RCMP and an emergency glass repair company. The door was fixed and RCMP completed their investigation, leaving the manager to lock up the business.

But only a few hours later – at 5:50 a.m. – RCMP received word of a second theft at the same store.

READ ALSO: West Shore RCMP arrest two suspects after month-long drug investigation

The Cascadia Liquor Store manager, who had stayed behind to make sure the door was replaced, was inside the store when three teenagers approached and smashed in the glass for the second time that night.

The teens fled after being scared away by the manager, but video surveillance captured one male in a white hoodie and two females wearing Spencer Middle School hockey jerseys.

Around 6:15 a.m., police learned the two female teens – both 15-years-old – had broken into Spencer Middle School and stolen jerseys and hockey gear. They were identified and arrested for break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime.

READ ALSO: West Shore RCMP arrest teenager, seize brass knuckles in Langford

On June 24 the West Shore RCMP posted a photo of the male suspect and sought the media and public’s assistance to identify and locate the outstanding male. Later that evening, the male suspect (16 years old), turned himself in to police. He was arrested for break and enter.

nina.grossman@blackpress.ca


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