Robbers strike residence with deceased owner inside

THIEVES ROBBED a local residence while the homeowner lay deceased inside late last month.

The man's son went to check on his father at his residence on Old Lakelse Lake D.r on the morning of Dec.

30, discovered that someone had broken into the home, and then he found his father deceased, say police.

"It is likely that it was known the man was deceased while the home was went through," says Terrace RCMP spokesperson Const. Angela Rabut.

After a thorough investigation involving the Terrace RCMP Forensic Identification Unit, Terrace RCMP, and the provincial coroner, it is determined that foul play was not involved, said Rabut.

The death of the terminally ill 78-year-old man and the break and enter are not related, she added.

Stolen were a black and white Mastercraft air compressor with an orange hose attached to it, two red

plastic 20 L Jerry cans - one marked “STRAIT GAS”, and an orange gas powered weed wacker.

Police continue to investigate the break and enter.

If you have information about this crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously

through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS. Or a Tip can be left anonymously online at

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