Fort St. John, British Columbia — After a local computer store was broken into early Christmas morning, police are seeking help from the public to identify the suspects.
The Fort St. John RCMP was alerted by the Computer Emporium’s security system and the suspect was caught on multiple security cameras inside the store.
Carrie Brisbin, whose husband owns the business, said police arrived in a timely manner, but the suspect was quick.
Brisbin said the suspect broke the glass with a hatchet and entered through the front door.
Security camera footage shows the suspect using a hatchet to destroy merchandise and displays in the store.
Brisbin said he stole 5 CPUs or processors, 3 Ryzen CPUs, and 2 Intel.
The suspect also stole an MSI Leopard gaming laptop, an ASUS M515DA laptop, and a Creative Surround Sound System, which had no charging cord and had missing sides.
Brisbin said she chose the video she posted online because “if you watch the video, you know the store well.”
“They went straight to the CPU and GPU cabinets and 80% of us didn’t even know what they were doing,” Brisbin added.
“He read one of them to make sure he got what he wanted. To understand that box you have to really know what you’re doing .”
Brisbin noted how the suspect knew of the store, particularly the pitch-black back room.
“We can’t navigate it ourselves. It’s such a black back [there],” she said.
One of the videos shows a close-up of the suspect’s face while wearing a mask.
CCTV footage can be viewed on Computer Emporium’s Facebook page, with more videos posted in the comments.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the local RCMP detachment with case number 22-11097 at 250-787-8140.
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