Break and enter at Ucluelet business

Ucluelet RCMP responded to a break and enter at a local business on Fraser Lane around 3 a.m. on Feb. 2. Sgt. Jeff Swann said a citizen called police after hearing noises coming from the business.

The suspect(s) had fled by the time police arrived.

A window was found broken at the back of the business and police believe whoever broke it was cut in the process, according to Swann.

He said nothing was stolen but covering damage costs is tough on small business owners.

“Not forgetting the fact that you’ve been victimized and the emotional trauma that comes along with that you’ve also got the financial costs too,” he said. “Sometimes people are shut down for days trying to fix things.”

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact the Ucluelet RCMP at 250-726-7773.

Swann said all calls are kept confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

“We’re always looking for information and somebody out there saw it or heard something or knows of it and we need to make sure this type of behaviour gets stopped,” he said. “It’s a pretty rare occurrence here in Ucluelet.”

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