Police confirm the Canadian Tire in Trail was robbed of guns early Wednesday morning.

Police confirm the Canadian Tire in Trail was robbed of guns early Wednesday morning.

Update: Three arrested in brazen Trail robbery

Police confirmed to the Trail Times on Thursday that a number of guns were stolen during a robbery at Canadian Tire on Wednesday.

UPDATE Friday, 11:30 a.m.

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Police have arrested and detained two male suspects and one female suspect in relation to the Wednesday morning robber at Canadian Tire in Trail. No names are being released, but the men are 31 and 33 years old, the female, 41. Of the 15 stolen firearms, only three have been recovered.

Investigators have not recovered the stolen truck used in the robbery, and are looking for information from the public in tracking it down.

The vehicle is described as a red 2001 Ford F350 Crew Cab dual axle truck. This is the truck Trail residents might have noticed going throughout town in the summer, watering the city’s flower baskets. The box had a wooden rack and contained a rectangular water tank.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the truck is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or Greater Trail RCMP at 250.365.2566.

 

 

 

 

Three suspects are in the custody of Nelson police today following a smash and grab of more than 12 guns and ammunition at Canadian Tire in Trail.

Trail police responded to an alarm from the store at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday, confirmed Sgt. Darryl Orr from the Greater Trail detachment.

“When they arrived, they found something had smashed into the glass and entry was gained to the inside of the building,” Orr explained.

Once inside, officers examined the store’s surveillance video and observed two perpetrators, believed to be young adult males, who headed straight to the firearms area.

“Just by watching the video it definitely appeared the suspects knew where they were going in the store and knew exactly what they wanted, so it was well planned,” Orr said.

Also caught on video was the pickup truck used in the crime, which Orr confirmed was stolen from Trail sometime earlier that night.

“We actually knew the truck was stolen before the owner did,” he added.

On Thursday the file was turned over the Crime Reduction Unit.

While details are still pending, Orr did say that three suspects were arrested in Nelson late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The suspects were in possession of some, not all, of the stolen guns and ammunition.

“We are still seeking information, all the firearms haven’t been recovered – there’s still guns out there,” he said.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for the South East District contacted the Trail Times at 3 p.m. advising an official media release would be shortly forthcoming.

More to come…

 

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