Robbery attempts in Old Massett

  • Dec. 30, 2002 9:00 a.m.

Masset RCMP responded to two attempted house robberies in Old Massett over the holidays.
The first occurred in the early morning of Dec. 26. A woman awoke to find a man rummaging through her dresser drawers. The thief fled the scene when he realized she was awake. She could not positively identify the man and he remains at large. Police found no sign of forced entry into the house.
The second attempted robbery occurred in the early morning of Dec. 29. An adult male intruder assaulted a man who discovered him during the robbery. Police later located and arrested the thief. He remains in custody, and will appear in provincial court in Prince Rupert on Jan. 2. Police are recommending several charges including break and enter, assault and uttering threats.
During a routine traffic check, police discovered and seized a large quantity of magic mushrooms from an adult male. Police are recommending two charges of possession of a controlled substance in this case.
Cst. Ed Reinink of the Masset RCMP says that the Christmas season overall has been quiet. Police have put up one roadblock so far, and issued two 24 hour suspensions.