RNC investigating store break-in, several thefts in St. John's

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a break and entry early this morning at the Ultramar store on Portugal Cove Road in St. John’s.


According to police the alarm call was received around 3:04 a.m.  A quantity of goods was stolen from the store.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Also, early this morning, police officers responded to a vehicle fire in the Kenmount Park area of St. John’s. There was no one at the scene when officers arrived shortly after 3 a.m., but the vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire.

That incident is also under investigation.

Meanwhile, the RNC is also investigating several thefts that occurred Monday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., officers responded to a Blackmarsh Road grocery store in St. John’s to a report of shoplifting.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested and charged with theft and breach of a court order.

While investigating this incident, the RNC said officers also discovered property belonging to a nearby business on the woman that was determined to have been stolen.  An additional charge of theft, and breach of court order was laid against her. She was released from custody to appear in court later.

Around 5 a.m., another call was received by police of a theft from a business in the Newtown Road area of St. John’s. This resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old  man who was charged with theft and providing false information to police.

It was also determined that he had an outstanding warrant for thefts. He was held in custody for a court appearance this morning.

Geographic location: St. John's, Kenmount Park, Blackmarsh Road Newtown Road

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