Major break-in at Revelstoke Rona Building Centre

Police investigating break-in at Revelstoke Rona Building Centre. Amount stolen not yet known but "it's bad," repeats store manager.

The Rona Building Centre was the target of a major break-in sometime overnight on Friday/Saturday.

A major break-in took place at the Rona Building Centre in the Revelstoke industrial park last night.

Employees arrived at the store Saturday morning to find a major theft occurred sometime overnight. The full extent of the break-in is not yet known, but Bobby McClelland, the store’s general manager, said a lot was taken.

“To what extreme… it’s bad,” he said.

He said thieves cut the wires to the building to disable the security system, which included alarms and video cameras. No alarm went off when the break-in occurred.

The suspects appeared to have cut a fence at the side of the building to gain entrance into the garden centre yard. They then broke into the main building and made off with what they could.

McClelland said they also ransacked the Vic Van Isle offices upstairs.

“This affects the whole community,” he said.

The Revelstoke Bottle Depot was also broken into, but owner Harman Dhanoa said they only had about $200 stolen.

Police were in the early stages of the investigation this morning. They asked that anyone with information about the break-in call the detachment at 250-837-4667 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Revelstoke RCMP take a look at the spot where thieves cut the fence to break into the Rona Building Centre. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review.

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