Two Cranbrook youths have been taken into custody following the police investigation into a local business break and enter.
In the early morning hours of May 13, Cranbrook RCMP officers responded to an intrusion alarm at a local grocery store. Upon arrival police discovered the business had been broken into.
Over the following days police conducted an investigation and based on witness interviews, forensic evidence found at the scene and surveillance video analysis three suspects were positively identified.
Two of the suspects have since been taken into custody and police continue to look for the third individual police allege is involved in the crime. The two youths in custody are 15 and 16 years of age.
Police executed a search warrant on Monday, May 18 at a Cranbrook residence and were able to locate and seize a number of the items that had been stolen from the business.
“This was a thorough and timely investigation that included our general duty officers, the police dog and our forensic identification specialists which ultimately lead to identifying those responsible for this crime,” Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk explained. “Police rely heavily on information from the public and would like to remind people to call in anything suspicious they see occurring in their neighbourhoods or anywhere around town.”