The incident occurred on Tuesday May 5, 2015 are around 5:00 a.m.
Cpl. Craig Douglass says somewhere around 20 firearms were stolen by multiple suspects who fled in a white pick-up before police could arrive.
“It is believed that the pickup was stolen from a residence on Van Bien Avenue just before the break and enter occurred,” writes Cpl. Douglass. “A dark coloured Dodge Charger was also believed to have been involved in the break and enter.”
The black Dodge Charger was later found by an officer on patrol on the 1900 block of Strathcona Avenue. A 23-year-old driver was arrested on-scene where police found two of the stolen firearms in the vehicle.
Police are still looking for the other pickup, described as a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, 2 door extended cab pick-up with rear suicide doors, 4×4 sticker on the side, bearing B.C. licence plate CJ9691.
Kurtis Fendrick, 23, from Calgary, is being charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm without a licence, and knowingly in possession of a firearm while unauthorized.
Police say further charges remain a possibility.
Fendrick remains in custody until his next court appearance set for May 11, 2015.
There are still more suspects on the loose, and police are asking anyone who may come in contact with the firearms or pickup to immediately call 911. Those with information about the break and enter, theft of the vehicle or the suspect involved should contact the Prince George RCMP at 250 561 3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.
Third break and enter/theft at Nechako Outdoors in five weeks
Police continue to hunt for the suspects responsible for two separate break and enter/theft of firearms from Nechako Outdoors.
On April 1, 2015 in the early hours, suspects entered the store and stole three firearms and some knives. This was followed by a separate incident only 11 days later, April 12, when multiple suspects entered the store and stole 12 firearms – mostly shotguns.
Police in Prince George say they continue to treat these three break and enter/thefts as a top priority.