Agassiz’s Red Apple and Shoppers Drug Mart were hit in a potential break and enter early Friday morning. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

UPDATE: Two Agassiz shops hit in break and enter attempt

The Friday incidents may have been connected to a similar break and enter at the Hope Pharmacy

Two downtown Agassiz businesses were hit in what staff believes could have been an attempted break and enter early Friday morning (Sept. 27).

According to Shoppers Drug Mart manager Yvonne Swerhun, both Red Apple and Shoppers Drug Mart were hit early Friday morning. Security camera footage showed a rock being thrown as Shoppers’ front window around 4:30 a.m., she said, and the footage showed police arriving on scene shortly after.

“We saw the person throw the rock on the window trying to break in,” she said. “They couldn’t get in.”

No staff members were in the store at the time.

The Agassiz RCMP confirmed that the Red Apple was also broken into Friday morning. It too had a broken window, with a large hole in the glass, which would have allowed entry into the building.

Staff at Red Apple were unable to comment on the incident, and Swerhun said she didn’t know if Red Apple was targeted before or after Shoppers.

Both shops were replacing their windows Friday afternoon.

Later Friday morning, the Hope Pharmacy also experienced a break and enter. Although Sgt. Mike Sargent said he couldn’t speak to the specifics of that incident, it appears the three may be related.

Both the Agassiz RCMP and Swerhun are asking that anyone who may have seen anything or anyone suspicious contact the police.

“It’s just really crazy,” she said. “There’s been a lot of things going on in town, with … some people breaking in, or sometimes people would go into other people’s driveways.

“Hopefully we will have a good neighbourhood watch.”

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Racism wasn’t dealt with properly by school, says Chilliwack graduate

Woman tells story of being verbally assaulted at school for being black

Investigators comb through Chilliwack house following standoff

RCMP say investigation involves report of an early morning shooting

Fraser Valley Health Foundation annouces fifth annual golf tourney

Proceeds will benefit medical facilites across the Valley

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

Chilliwack dad rescues his two young daughters after truck plunges into Cultus Lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows dentist gets grand welcome home after two-month COVID-19 battle

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct

Most Read