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Male suspect arrested following B&E at Canadian Tire in Prince George…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: One man has been arrested following a break and enter at Canadian Tire to steal firearms during the overnight Wednesday…

A Police Dog Service team was first on the scene and located damage to the front doors. The officer could see a suspect attempting to break into a secured area designated for firearms storage. The male made his way through the store, causing considerable damage. The man eventually made his way back out the front doors awaiting handcuffs from frontline officers. 

The suspect was in possession of a hunting knife and axe at the time of the arrest, and was wearing clothing from the store.

A review of surveillance images and a thorough search of the store with Police Service Dog Kash was conducted. It is believed that the suspect was acting alone and was unable to access the firearms storage area.

The BC Prosecution Service has charged 26 year-old Skyler Joseph JAKESTA with the following Criminal Code offences:

·         Break & Enter to Commit an Indictable Offence

·         Break & Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence

·         Break & Enter with Intent to Steal Firearms

·         Possession of Break-in Instruments

·         Fail to Comply with Probation

JAKESTA recently moved to Prince George and has been the subject of many police contacts in the last five months. He has a history with police in several other northern B.C. communities.

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