Trail RCMP reported two commercial properties in Genelle were victims of break-ins over the weekend. Trail Times file photo

Thieves target Genelle commercial properties

Police believe thefts may be connected

Thieves set their sights on Genelle over the weekend according to a police report.

Sergeant Mike Wicentowich of Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment, said in a press release that two businesses were broken into on Friday (Feb. 15) and Monday (Feb. 18).

“On Feb. 15, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of a break, enter, and theft at a commercial property on Commercial Way in Genelle.” said the release.

“The thieves broke into the secure compound overnight and stole tools and industrial items from the property.”

Thieves attempted to strike again a few days later according to the release.

“On Feb. 18, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of an attempted break, enter, and theft into a business on Courtesy Road in Genelle.

“The thieves broke into the secure compound overnight and attempted to break into a large metal storage container on the property. They were unsuccessful in their attempt; however, did considerable damage. Nothing at the time of the police attendance was believed to be stolen.”

Wicentowich is warning businesses in the area to be vigilant.

“The police believe that the two thefts may be connected and that local commercial businesses may continue to be targeted by a suspect or a small group of suspects.”

The Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment requests that anyone who has information regarding these two commercial thefts contact the RCMP at 250-364-2566 or call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.

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