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Fort St. John RCMP release description of suspect vehicle in Monday’s Totem Mall break-in

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John RCMP have released the description of a vehicle that rammed into the side of the Totem Mall early on Monday morning, while the mall itself is fully reopened.

Mounties were alerted that an alarm had gone off at the Totem Mall shortly after 3:20 a.m. on January 29th. Officers immediately attended, and upon arrival found three large holes in the mall’s exterior wall.

Officers were able to view video surveillance that showed what appeared to be a one-tonne single cab flat deck pickup truck reversing into the mall several times before two individuals entered the holes. Fortunately, the two weren’t able to gain access to the mall and nothing is believed to have been taken.

The suspect vehicle is described as a grey 2002 Ford with a flat-deck and BC Licence Plate number LV 5921.

Police are speculating that the would-be thieves were attempting to gain access to the jewellery store inside the mall, but were not successful. The RCMP believe that that the pickup used in the incident was stolen sometime previously that night. The truck has not yet been recovered.

The mall’s General Manager Rob Schlitt said that the mall is once again fully open for business.

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