After being broken into twice in one night, a downtown store owner was told that even if he catches the culprit, chances are nothing will happen.
Raven Hair Studio on 30th Avenue was first broken into after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28. The second burglary and theft took place a few hours later, after 5 a.m.
“Just long enough to go around downtown, get a police report and get back to bed before the alarm sounds again,” the downtown Vernon store said. “Skilled in their craft, seamless entry. “
Although there was limited damage, approximately $ 1,000 of items were stolen, including gifts for the toy drive draw. But the worst part is that the studio fears these incidents will continue.
“The cops say nothing is likely going to happen if they catch them.”
For now, the store is asking the public to keep an eye out for Sutra blow brushes, flat irons, Ellebaba mascara, colorfast gift sets, Joico products and more.
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.
The pink spotted goat was also broken into just before Christmas.
A variety of items ranging from socks to rings, leather wallets to wavy charcuterie boards and unique works of art were stolen on December 22 at around 3:30 a.m.
“If you receive any of these gifts as a gift, please let me know. All I want is for them to come back with no questions asked, ”the 29th Avenue store said.
The RCMP also witnessed this break-in after an employee arrived at work to find the front door smashed. A stone would have been used to break the glass.
“The initial investigation suggests that the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. and that approximately $ 5,000 in merchandise was stolen from the company,” said RCMP media relations officer. , Const. said Chris Terleski.
Meanwhile, it has been over a month since a downtown pawnshop was also broken into and will not reopen until it fixes its door.
Talk of the Town Pawn is offering a $ 1,000 reward to anyone who knows who broke into (as written on the plywood boarding the 30th Avenue store) on November 30th.
“Police continue to investigate the incidents and ask anyone with information about the break-ins to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171,” Terleski said.