Tipsters help cops track down thief

A suspect in the break, enter and theft of the Belmont Liquor Store has been apprehended.

Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for this man and alleged accomplices following a break and enter at the Belmont Liquor Store on Wednesday at approximately 6 a.m.

A suspect in the break, enter and theft of the Belmont Liquor Store has been apprehended after police released to the media a surveillance photo last week.

On July 2, at approximately 6 a.m., RCMP received a tip from an anonymous caller that three men were breaking into the liquor store.

When police arrived, the suspects had already fled the scene. While the anonymous caller had indicated there were three men, police only had one suspect caught on camera.

At the time, police were unable to identify any of the possible suspects and turned to the public for assistance.

A statement released by RCMP on Monday said police were “able to successfully locate and arrest the suspect named Cali Peal-Barton”, who was scheduled to appear before the Prince Rupert Provincial Law Courts that same day.

“The Prince Rupert RCMP would like to thank members of the community for their assistance. With your assistance police were able to identify, locate and arrest this man,” said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

Const. Ericson said, while originally RCMP believed three individuals were responsible, he was unable to confirm as of press time if police are seeking a second or third suspect.

Anyone with information can contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).