Footprints in snow lead to liquor theft suspect

Footprints in the snow led Smithers RCMP to a suspect in the theft of more than $800 worth of alcohol.

Footprints in the snow led police to a suspect in the theft of more than $800 worth of alcohol from a Smithers liquor store on Dec. 6.

Smithers RCMP were alerted to the crime when they received a call about a burglar alarm at the Liquor Warehouse at 4.28 a.m.

Officers at the scene noticed footprints in the freshly fallen snow leaving the rear door.

They followed the footprints to an address on Second Avenue, where they identified an 18-year-old male suspect who will appear in court early next year.

The majority of the stolen liquor, an estimated $860 in value, was later recovered.