Owner of building targeted by thieves thankful for police action

By Jill Sperling
July 6, 2016 - 2:36pm

KAMLOOPS — The man who owns a downtown building that was broken into overnight is thankful for a quick response by police. 

Derek Johnson, owner of All Aboard Games, was awakened by a text just after 2:15 this morning, July 6, alerting him to the fact that someone was breaking in to Kamloops Cigar and Vape Shop on Landsdowne St. 

Johnson used his remote monitoring system to watch one of two suspects smashing in the glass door. 

He called 911 right away, and a 35 year old man and 18 year old woman were later arrested at the west end of Riverside Park 

"The police response was amazing, the work and support they gave us last night was great and they really made us feel like we were being protected," Johnson said. "I guess the feelings I had as a result of the announcement that the perpetrators got caught was justice was being served, or at least this stage of it."

Johnson says the glass door and a display case were damaged, and some product still needs to be recovered. 

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