Attempted break-in triggers chase through downtown neighbourhood

A homeowner in the 700 block of Mackenzie Avenue was startled one evening last week someone attempted to enter through his backdoor, says a statement from the Revelstoke Crime Stoppers’ website.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 17, at about 9 pm. Once discovered, the suspect fled southbound on foot followed by the homeowner on his bicycle.

The homeowner came across the suspect who appeared to be trying to conceal himself by remaining still while seated on a large rock in a neighboring yard.  After being detected, the suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction at which time the Revelstoke RCMP were notified.

Mounties circulated through the neighborhood and canvassed local businesses to keep an eye out for an adult male in his 20s. He was described as being 6 feet, 215 pounds with an athletic build and short dark hair. He was wearing a dark-colored hoody and dark pants, the statement said.

Revelstoke RCMP are advising the public to ensure their doors and windows are locked, especially at night, and when leaving their homes. For additional security purposes, they encourage you to have appropriate lighting for both inside and outside your residence.

Revelstoke RCMP also recommend that you do not approach the suspect in cases like this one and to contact them immediately by dialing 911 or calling the Revelstoke detachment at 250-837 5255.

If you have any information about this attempted break and enter or any other criminal act, please contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You learn more about the local Crime Stoppers group at