Prince George RCMP investigating after three break-and-enters reported at three cannabis stores

| Staff

Police in Prince George, BC, say they have arrested three and are still looking for two other suspects following three recent break-ins at cannabis stores

In a media release, RCMP says the first break-and-enter happened just before midnight on Monday, October 3, at a cannabis store on the 1500-block of Victoria Street. The store in question was Zaga’s Cannabis Shop. 

The second incident occurred at around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 at Flora Prince George on the 3300-block of Massey Drive. Several items were stolen from both stores.

At around 3:30 a.m. on October 4, RCMP received reports that a third break-and-enter had taken place at another cannabis store called Grasshopper Retail on the 400-block of George Street. As with the first two instances, multiple suspects were seen breaking into the store. 

A representative from one of the three stores told StratCann that the individuals took display items, rather than backroom inventory. 

Images provided from a video from the third break and enter were identified as the suspects in the two previous break-and-enters. They were known to police.

RMCP arrived on the scene of the third break-and-enter and used a police service dog to locate one male and two youth suspects. All suspects were arrested and transported to the Prince George RCMP detachment to await court proceedings. 

Adam Todd Tyler Bustin-Lewis, 21, has been charged with break and enter with intent to commit an offence in relation to the last of the calls, according to court records, reported the Prince George citizen.

The initial cost of stolen items and damages to the businesses is estimated at over $30,000.

Such break ins of cannabis stores in Canada re not uncommon.

Police in New Brunswick recently released information about a break in at an unlicensed cannabis store in Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. Earlier this year, police in Ontario were investigating two break-ins at a cannabis stores.