UPDATE: Westsyde liquor store target of break and enter, five males in custody

KAMLOOPS - Five males were arrested in connection with an attempted break and enter at a Westsyde liquor store this morning.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says police responded quicky after two witnesses reported a break and enter in progress at Starter's Liquor Store at 3020 Westsyde Rd. around 12:30 a.m. today, Feb. 9.

A responding officer noticed a group of males in the nearby area. When he informed them they were being arrested all five fled on foot, Bush says. Officers and Eric the police dog took three 19-year-old males into custody along with an 18-year-old and 16-year-old. 

Bush says one of the 19-year-old males was treated for a dog bite and was later released from hospital.

Officers are still investigating and ask anyone with additional information to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. To remain anoynmous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 12:16 p.m., Feb. 9, 2016, with more information obtained from Kamloops RCMP. 

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