Two-man crime spree yields an assault and a trail of smashed windows

An overnight crime spree has left behind thousands of dollars in damages and police asking for the public’s help in finding the responsible individuals. The first report was received just before 1 a.m. this (Friday) morning when a glass door at Alpine Village Mall was smashed.

The next report came in at 7:55 a.m. from Canyon Electric. They too suffered a glass door being smashed. Twenty minutes later another complaint was received from Jemb Alarms that a window at their business had been broken.

The last incident was at Mt. Begbie Brewery which was discovered by officers patrolling the area. The front door and a side window had been smashed in a similar manner to the other businesses.  None of the businesses suffered any thefts.

All these incidents occurred after a 57-year-old man was assaulted after following 2 suspects that had broken a window in his vehicle which had been parked in the 100 block of Kootenay Street. It was just before midnight when the man caught up to the responsible individuals. An argument ensued which led to the vehicle owner being assaulted by the suspects. The owner was later taken to hospital for minor injuries. The only descriptions provided were two males, the taller one was wearing a black shirt with a “spy” emblem on it. He was about 6 feet tall and had brown hair. The other male was about 5′ 9″ tall, had brown hair and was wearing a light coloured striped shirt. Neither male spoke with an accent.

Shortly after the assault a resident on Charles Street had to chase the male in the striped shirt off of his back porch. Patrols by police in the area failed to locate the individuals.

Police encourage people to call 9-1-1 if they see a crime in progress and do not approach the suspects.  Property can be replaced but a person’s well-being can’t.  The best thing a person can do is call police and then record the incident so you can provide police with the most accurate details possible.

If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact the Revelstoke RCMP Detachment at (250)837-5255 or your local police, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave your information anonymously online at You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, or a conviction or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.