Guns & money recovered, two arrested in Nelson after break and enter

$5000 equivalent in foreign currency and 2 high powered rifles stolen from the same break in were recovered.

( Nelson Police Department NPD) – On July 11th 2017 Nelson Police Department received a report of a male suspicious attempting to exchange foreign currency at a local currency exchange.

The money was suspected to have been stolen from a Break and enter to a residence in RCMP jurisdiction the previous day. NPD members and arrested two males in the 700 block of Vernon St. that were attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle.

A search of the vehicle and the males revealed approximately $5000 equivalent in foreign currency and 2 high powered rifles stolen from the same break in. Both males were charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 obtained by crime and numerous firearm related offences.

One male has been released on judicial imposed conditions for a court date on July 18th 2017. The other male remains in custody for a court date on the same day. Both males are known to police, the vehicle used in the offence has been seized for Civil Forfeiture process as well.