Chilliwack RCMP believe pair is also responsible for other school break ins
Chilliwack RCMP have apprehended a man and a woman trying to break their way into a school in the city.
A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested early in the morning on Feb. 10 near Tyson elementary school.
The police learned of the attempted break in at the school around 4:00 a.m. and promptly reacted.
On reaching Tyson elementary with the RCMP dog service, the officers discovered two people breaking windows.
The suspects fled on foot after seeing the police.
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A police dog named Fritz was released and chased after them. The pair were caught close by the school without incident.
Both were taken into custody, and later released with a promise to appear in court.
Chilliwack RCMP suspect this pair is linked to a series of other break and enter attempts in schools in the area.
“Over the last 6 weeks, several schools in the Chilliwack area have either been broken into or vandalized,” said Chilliwack RCMP constable Tracy Wolbeck.
“This has been on our radar since we first noticed this being a bit of a trend in the area.”
The two suspects have been charged with at least one count of break and enter.
A court hearing in the case is scheduled for Feb. 26.