Man released from jail repeats break-in at courthouse site to grab his smokes: police

Sep 6 2019, 12:12 pm

Returning to the scene of a crime, to commit the same crime again doesn’t sound like the work of a criminal mastermind but police say one Abbotsford man didn’t get the memo.

Abbotsford Chief Cst. Mike Serr shared a tweet about a recent incident that involved a male being arrested twice for repeat break-ins at a courthouse construction site

“Not a good idea,” wrote Serr.


Police say, after being released from jail, the man realized he lost his pack of cigarettes at the scene of the crime and then decided to go back and break into the construction site to retrieve them.

Just like the first time, the man was reportedly arrested yet again.

“Can’t make this stuff up,” wrote Serr.

As one person on Twitter pointed out, this criminal is already very familiar with the new courthouse.

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