The front door of Sweetnam’s Variety Store received considerabe damage from a break and enter early this week.

Sweetnam’s broken into again

Feb. 24, the Barriere RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to the Sweetnam’s Store on Barriere Town Road

Barriere RCMP

On Feb. 24, the Barriere RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to the Sweetnam’s Store on Barriere Town Road.  The break-in occurred sometime over late Sunday night to early Monday morning.  A passerby noticed the front door smashed out and called the police.  The suspects were in the area for awhile, walking around the buildings, and climbed on the roof and cut the phone and cable lines to the south end of the building.  The suspects then attempted to pry the lock off to open the door, this proved unsuccessful, so they smashed through the glass of both doors to gain entry.  It appears the suspects were using a crow bar or pry bar to gain entry.   There was very little taken, some food, drinks and small amount of cash taken.  Of note, was a red heart shaped tin of chocolates that was taken.

The suspects then fled out the rear of the store leaving the doors open and the frigid temperatures to fill the store.

This is the second break-in to the store over the last two years and the damage caused gaining entry is far greater than the loss of items and cash.

The Barriere RCMP have evidence to support two suspects in the area, casing the store and gaining entry, and leaving together down Barkley Road towards Airfield Road.

If you saw two people during this time, in or around the area, or have any information about this crime please contact the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

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