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'Unusual noise' leads RCMP to early morning Vernon break-in

The Home Hardware Building Centre in Vernon is pictured in this image from Google Street View.
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March 06, 2017 - 11:45 AM

VERNON - If you’re going to break into a business, you probably want to be quiet about it.

That’s the mistake three people made early Sunday morning while attempting to steal from the Home Hardware Building Centre in Vernon.

According to the RCMP, a man walking to work around 4:15 a.m. heard ‘an unusual noise’ coming from the building centre and notified police immediately.

“RCMP attended and also heard noise coming from the large fenced storage compound on the property,” Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says, noting there was a lot of banging around.

Three people were found inside the compound and were arrested for break and enter. Noseworthy says the trio was in the process of gathering up a variety of merchandise when officers surprised them.

A 40-year-old Kitimat man and a 32-year-old Lake Country woman were released from custody on court compelling documents, while a 38-year-old woman from the Vernon area was held in custody to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday.

As of Monday morning, police could not confirm whether charges have been formally laid.

Police are not releasing their names, however court records show Tovah Flury, born in 1978, was charged with one count of break and enter with intent to commit an offence on March 5. Flury appears in court today, March 6, for a bail hearing.

Noseworthy applauds the quick thinking member of the public for not wasting any time phoning 911.

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