Duo robs Harrison Hot Springs gas station

Duo robs Harrison Hot Springs gas station

Husky manager planning to tighten security

Agassiz RCMP are investigating an early morning break and enter at a Harrison gas station this week.

The Harrison Hot Springs Husky gas station was hit by burglars early Thursday morning. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Around 4:45 a.m., Husky gas station manager Renata Mabie was asleep in her home above the store when she was woken up by the sound of a rock being thrown through the window of the store below.

The thieves – one man and one woman, according to gas station footage – stole all the scratch lotto tickets and used a crow bar to get at some packs of cigarettes.

Mabie was unsettled by the theft and is preparing to heighten security at the station.

“I want bars in the window and sliding doors that lock…,” she said. “There’s nothing more I can really do.”

Mabie thinks the gas station’s security alarm scared the duo off before they could do more damage. She remembers seeing them speed off in a white Honda Civic.

Mabie said it wasn’t the first time the gas station has been targeted. The business was hit in May during a slew of local crime.

“For at least the last two years, its been getting worse and worse, at least in my opinion,” she said. “We’ve been affected twice.”

Hope was also the target of petty crime this month, with video footage from a local restaurant revealing two people, a man and a woman, breaking open the front door of Yan Yon restaurant.

Related: WATCH: Kan Yon restaurant break-in caught on camera

BC Lotto told the Observer via email that its lottery investigations team works with retailers and police to identify evidence that helps RCMP investigations.

“This would include lottery tickets that the retailer had at the time of the theft and notifying police if someone attempts to validate them.”



nina.grossman@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

A Milbert’s tortoiseshell rests on a flower. Nature Chilliwack says butterfly gardens for every stage of life are possible using plants native to the area. (Photo/Nature Chilliwack)
Nature Chilliwack offers butterfly garden tips

Gardens can be created using local plants, the nature club says

(Photo/Mary-Jean Coyle)
Community Camera for June 11, 2021

Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com

Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.
Article chronicling haiku in Japanese internment camp near Hope wins award

Tashme Haiku Club’s work was preserved and recently translated, authors write

(Adam Louis/Observer)
PHOTOS: Students leap into action in track events at Kent Elementary

At Kent Elementary, when the sun’s outside, the fun’s outside. The intermediate… Continue reading

Kindergarten kids from Evans elementary school in Chilliwack painted rocks with orange hearts and delivered them to Sto:lo Elders Lodge recently after learning about residential schools. (Laura Bridge photo)
Kindergarten class paints rocks with orange hearts in Chilliwack for local elders

‘Compassion and empathy’ being shown by kids learning about residential schools

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

Most Read