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Police seek public info in vehicle smash-and-grabs

One of the vehicles in the aftermath.

Police are seeking public information after two incidents of vehicle damage and thefts earlier this month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Feb. 5, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to two separate reports of vehicle break-ins in downtown Trail," he said. "In both incidents, cement cinder blocks were used to break the windows to gain access to each vehicle.  

"The incident attracted attention from witnesses who contacted the RCMP immediately.  Both males fled from the scene before police officers arrived. A zebra-striped gym bag containing a swim suit and toiletries was stolen from one vehicle and a pink lunch bag was stolen from the other vehicle."

He said the two suspects are described as Caucasian males in their 20s, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing. 

"The RCMP will continue their investigation and step up patrols and street checks in downtown Trail. The RCMP believes that someone may know the identity of these two males. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment at 250-364-2566. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 and you may qualify for a cash reward."