Echo Island suspects to face judge

  • Feb. 24, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Two of the three suspects of a Harrison Lake robbery, broadcast by the victims on Youtube, have been arrested by RCMP. Three men were caught on surveillance camera by some proactive cabin owners on Echo Island. The video shows the men breaking into a the remote cabin, while armed with rifles. They alleged stole beer, some clothing and a pair of binoculars. That was back in either November or December, and when news of the video was published in this newspaper in January, calls immediately came pouring into the Agassiz RCMP. “We really appreciate, first of all, the people who were broken into putting the video on Youtube,” said Sgt. Mike McCarthy. “But also, the people who know these people, that they cared enough about the community to call in and identify them.” What many people may not have realized, is that the trio allegedly broke into a second cabin as well. “It turns out it was two cabins they broke into,” he added. “In the first cabin they broke windows and took a number of things. The second one is the one that was caught on video.” The men, who are First Nation, are aged 27, 29 and 32. Two have been arrested and released on conditions until they make their first appearance in court. “There are two that have been dealt with, and for the third were asking for a warrant,” McCarthy said. RCMP could not provide a court date for the two accused.

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