A local man is in custody after breaking and entering a business on Malcolm Drive in West Quesnel.
Matthew Emmanuel Lucani is alleged to have committed a break and enter of the West Quesnel business, as well as theft under $5,000. The business has been identified as Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Plus.
The break in took place Wednesday July 18 at 1:07 a.m. Police responded to an alarm at Bumper to Bumper, and found the business’ glass door smashed, but no suspect inside the building.
RCMP say they found evidence to support a break, enter and theft offence.
Just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, patrolling RCMP members found and arrested Lucani with the assistance of the Crime Reduction Unit. Lucani remains in police custody until his next court appearance, which was scheduled for today, July 19.
“Our General Duty and Crime Reduction Units continue to focus their efforts on combatting these types of crimes,” says Quesnel Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Andrew Burton.
Police continue to remind the public to remain vigilant and to lock up their valuables whether it be in their vehicles, homes or businesses and to immediately report any suspicious behaviour to the police.