The Overlander Beer and Wine Store was broken into early Tuesday morning.
Police say that on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 04:32 a.m. an employee of the Overlander Hotel called the Williams Lake RCMP to report a break and enter in progress at the Overlander Beer and Wine Store.
At the time of reporting the hotel employee was alerted to the break in as a result of hearing the alarm going off. The employee investigated further and observed two individuals attempting to forcibly enter the beer and wine store.
The perpetrators gained access, making several trips back and forth from the store to a vehicle before leaving.
By the time police arrived the perpetrators had departed the area, the RCMP say, adding that the suspect vehicle was described as a dark-coloured sedan.
While conducting a follow-up investigation, police located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description travelling at a high rate of speed on 11th Avenue and failing to stop at marked intersections, the RCMP say.
Because of the area and distance, it was impractical for police to pursue and the vehicle was not located.
The Williams Lake RCMP Forensic Unit attended the beer and wine store to examine the crime scene. Video surveillance of the beer and wine store confirmed that three perpetrators all wearing hoodies were involved in the crime. The matter is still under investigation.
Anyone with information that could assist police are asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers.