NRPS Investigating Break and Enter at Pen Centre in St. Catharines

On February 10, 2022, at 1:17AM, 1 District St. Catharines uniform officers responded to the Pen Centre, on Glendale Avenue, in St. Catharines for a break and enter in progress call.

The initial investigation by officers determined that a male had just smashed the glass of an exterior entrance door.  Once in the mall the male smashed out a window at a store, located near the food court in the mall.  The suspect stole a skateboard from the window.  The suspect then smashed a locked glass exit door and ran from the mall property.

The suspect used a hammer to break the glass.

Officers set up a perimeter and a K9 Unit attended.  The suspect was not found.

Damage is estimated at $5000.

The stolen skateboard is valued at $300.

The suspect is described as:

White, male 5’9″ to 5’11” feet tall Slim build Brown short hair Unkempt beard The suspect wore shoes, light tan pants, a multi coloured hoodie, carried a backpack and his left hand was covered with cloth.

Anyone who may know the identify of the suspect or have information about this incident are asked to contact 1 District officers at 905-688-4111, extension 1009588.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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