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Vernon police search for tool thieves

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December 19, 2018 - 11:37 AM

VERNON - RCMP are hunting suspects in connection to a break and enter last night at a house under construction in the development at the end of Tronson Road in Vernon.

Just before midnight yesterday, Dec. 18, officers responded to a report of a break and enter in progress in an under-construction home in the Kastrel Place area, according to an RCMP media release. Officers found no one at the scene.

RCMP say a police service dog established a track, but the suspects were not found. A stolen vehicle associated with the break and enter was recovered. It contained a firearm.

RCMP believe the thieves were attempting to steal tools at the site. Police noted that tool thefts have increased sharply over the last few months.

The investigation is ongoing.

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