Multiple shoplifters arrested at new grocery location

Prince George

2024-06-18 11:19 PDT

On Friday, June 14, 2024, Prince George RCMP responded to a report of shoplifting at a grocery store on the 1600-block of 15 Avenue, just 40 minutes after the grocery store opened its doors for the first time.

Over the next three days, police officers responded to twelve reports of shoplifting at the retail location, involving a total of thirteen people and representing just over $450 in stolen merchandise.

While most of the thefts were for small dollar value items, several people attempted to steal larger amounts of merchandise and were arrested by police. Two people were arrested and released on Undertakings with conditions not to return to the store and one person was held in custody until he could attend court. Charges of possession of a weapon, theft under $5000 and fail to comply with a release order have been approved in that particular investigation, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Prince George RCMP officers will continue to support the efforts of the loss prevention officers as they work to curb incidents of theft at the new store.

Many of the suspects identified were previously known to police.

You can also view an interactive Crime Map that provides information about recent and historical property crime incidents by visiting

Released by:

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300


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