31-year-old Kenneth William Young Gracie, of North Sydney and 30-year-old Matthew Lloyd Senior, of Florence, were both remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre on the weekend, following a police investigation. Gracie is charged with Break and Enter, Wearing a Disguise, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Mischief and five Breaches of an Undertaking. Senior is charged with Break and Enter, Wearing a Disguise, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Mischief, one Breach of Probation and four Breaches of an Undertaking.
Cape Breton Regional Police were originally called to an alarm at Yazer’s, at approximately 1:30 AM; upon arrival, they found a large area of the front window smashed and several articles of clothing and merchandise lying throughout the store and outside the building. Store owners reported several items missing.
A short time later, police received reports of a male in dark clothing walking along Highway 125; patrol officers responded the area and located two males walking along the Frenchvale Road towards Highway 125, near Balls Creek. The males, known to police, were both arrested for breach of conditions; police also noted the males to be in possession of several items of tagged clothing and merchandise.
Police located the vehicle these males were driving in, parked on the Highway 125 near Exit 4 , noting several additional items of tagged clothing in and around the vehicle. With a search warrant, police recovered nearly $5,000.00 worth of stolen merchandise.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact police at 563-5151 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 562-8477 or online at www.capebretoncrimestoppers.ca .