There has been a brazen break-in at the Pine Centre Mall. A suspect drove a stolen white flat-bed pick up truck into the Pine Centre mall overnight, in an apparent robbery attempt.
It all began around 4:00 am Tuesday morning. The truck entered the mall through the secluded southern entrance way, which faces the Prince George Golf and Curling Club. The suspect burst through the entrance and carried on about 100 metres down the mall.
Police believe the presence of a security guard may have spooked the suspect, who fired a shot and then fled on foot.
Mounties surrounded the mall and closed off all entrances to the mall’s parking lot for several hours. Only stores with exterior entrances opened this morning. It’s not clear when the mall will reopen.
Meantime police are hoping someone in the public knows the identity of the suspect and will contact Crimestoppers. The suspect was wearing a white mask during the break-in.