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Prince George man charged with two downtown break-and-enters in over one week

Allan Douglas Nigh also being investigated into third incident
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Breaking and entering. (via Stock)

Could a Prince George man be arrested and charged for three consecutive break-and-enters in just over a week?

That’s a possibility as Prince George RCMP arrested and charged Allan Douglas Nigh for two downtown incidents reported April 5 and on Monday (April 13) and add he’s being considered a person of interest for a third, also from Monday.

According to Mounties, the 39-year-old was arrested, charged and released on bail stemming from an early Sunday morning break-and-enter at a downtown business on 300-block, George St., where frontline officers found a man inside that attempted to flee, but was found after a short chase.

Nigh was later identified and charged before being released on bail two days later.

Then, on Monday evening this week, police were called to a restaurant on 600-block, Victoria St. that had its alarm go off from another break-and-enter

A witness told Prince George RCMP they saw a man wearing a camouflage jacket and black hat while carrying a black bag, but wasn’t found.

An hour later, Mounties were called to an alarm at an automotive dealership on 100-block, Brunswick St. to find a smashed window on a vehicle that had been broken into.

Surveillance images showed a suspect wearing the same clothes mentioned at the earlier restaurant break-and-enter and after an investigation, officers found and arrested Nigh once again on Quebec Street.

From the above incidents, Nigh is charged with the following:

  • George Street break-and-enter
    • Break-and-enter with intent
    • Breach of probation
  • Brunswick Street break-and-enter
    • Break-and-enter with intent
    • Mischief under $5,000
    • Fail to comply with release order

Police explain the Prince George man is a person of interest in the Victoria Street case, but charges have not been laid as that investigation continues.

He remains in custody and is expected to appear in court later today (April 15) on that offense.

“The Prince George RCMP are encouraging business owners to take the necessary steps to secure their businesses during this challenging time,” reads a release. 

“Use of a high-quality video surveillance system and monitored alarm system are recommended. Please do not leave cash or other items of value on the premises.”

Anyone with more information about break-and-enters or property-related crimes is encouraged to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.