Thieves run rampant in Lumby
Jul 5, 2012 / 4:18 pm
Four men have been charged with breaking into several businesses in Lumby.
Back on June 13, Sister’s Restaurant, The Edible Canvas Bistro, Café Mazzega, The Dark Rooster Coffee House, the Lumby Pool and the Lumby Bottle Depot were all broken into. A week later, the Edible Canvas was broken into yet again.
Charged with nine counts of break and enter and theft are Tye Donavon Kelly, 19, and Skyler Joshua Demers, 20, both of Lumby. The other two men, charged, are young offenders and cannot be named. Police have recovered a majority of the stolen property.
On July 1 another business was broken into and the police have suspects in mind. The thieves broke into the Blue Ox Pub, smashing a window and stealing a significant amount of liquor.
Evidence has been secured, but police are still asking anyone who has knowledge of the offence to call Crime Stoppers or the Lumby RCMP.
Police were called to Caput's Sand and Gravel in Lumby, on July 3, after receiving a report of a stolen car.
According to Cpl. Proce, the vehicle was a green Cadillac and belonged to a well known local senior, Wally Chaput. The Cadillac was recovered later on the same afternoon less than a kilometre away from where it was stolen. The car had been driven over an embankment and flipped.
Proce says it was a total loss.
Police have no suspects as yet and are looking for information from the public as to who may have stolen the vehicle.
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