The Canada Post Office on Second Ave. West was the site of a break-in last week. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Break-in at Prince Rupert Post Office causes service delay

Office closed most of July 8 morning after overnight forced entry

The Prince Rupert Post Office suffered a break-in last week, bringing postal services to a halt for a brief time.

The incident occured at the Second Ave. West facility sometime in the overnight hours of Sunday, July 7 to Monday, July 8. The office was closed until 11 a.m. on Monday morning as a result.

“About 7 a.m. [Monday] police responded to a break and enter to a business in the 400 block of Second Ave. West,” Cpl. Devon Gerrits of the Prince Rupert RCMP said.

READ MORE: Incident involving “several dogs” halts Canada Post service on Prince Rupert street

“Police attended and determined that there was forced entry into the property. Some items were stolen, and police are continuing to investigate the matter by taking statements and also reviewing surveillance,” Gerrits said.

It remains undetermined how many people were involved in the break-in. Cpl. Gerrits confirmed that there wasn’t any mail among the stolen items.

“We can confirm that a break-in occurred at the Prince Rupert Post Office. The incident was reported to Canada Post Security and Investigations and to the local RCMP detachment,” Phil Legault of Canada Post media relations said in a statement.

“Necessary repairs were completed on Tuesday,” Legault added, addressing the aftermath of the break-in. “As this incident is still under police investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further or provide more details.”

READ MORE: Prince Rupert man and woman arrested in RCMP drug trafficking investigation


Alex Kurial | Journalist
Alex Kurial 
Send Alex email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Canada PostcrimePrince Rupert RCMPRCMPtheft

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Heavy rainfall warning

Rainfall expected to exceed 100 mm in Prince Rupert and North Coast regions

Province, feds, Wet’suwet’en announce progress in MOU talks

Community engagement process launched to implement northern B.C. First Nation’s rights and title

Dogs are matched with the person, not the person matched to the dog – Prince Rupert SPCA

Prince Rupert SPCA does their due diligence in adopting dogs to suitable human companions

Photo Gallery: Memorial totem pole raising in Prince Rupert

The memorial pole stands in memory of Prince Rupert carvers mother on Second Ave. West

Province, feds, Wet’suwet’en announce progress in MOU talks

External community engagement process launched to help implement Wet’suwet’en rights and title

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

Unofficial holidays: here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 16 to 22

World Photography Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day and Rum Day all coming up this week

Captain Horvat’s OT marker lifts Canucks to 4-3 win over Blues

Vancouver takes 2-0 lead in best-of-7 NHL playoff series with St. Louis

Widow of slain Red Deer doctor thanks community for support ahead of vigil

Fellow doctors, members of the public will gather for a physically-distanced vigil in central Alberta

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Racist stickers at Keremeos pub leaves group uneasy and angry

The ‘OK’ hand gesture is a known hate-symbol

VIDEO: World responds to B.C. girl after pandemic cancels birthday party

Dozens of cards and numerous packages were delivered to six-year-old Charlie Manning

Most Read