Hope resident Kevin Larry Pete faces charges of break and enter with intent in relation to a Jan. 25 incident on Kawkawa Lake Road.
Hope RCMP received a call at 6:15 a.m. from a citizen reporting suspicious behaviour in front of a business at the 6500-block of Kawkawa Lake Rd. The police arrived and located a man inside the business, evidence was also seized linking him to the theft.
The Lakeway Market is the only storefront along the 6500 block of Kawkawa Lake Rd., but police have not confirmed which business experienced the break-in.
“An alert citizen immediately reporting unusual activity and the timely response of police are responsible for the apprehension of the suspect,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.
Thirty-year-old Pete will stay in custody until a mid-February court date.