Man charged with steal­ing booze from ho­tel

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A 31-year-old man faces charges of break, en­ter and theft for steal­ing al­co­hol early Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Shortly af­ter 6 a.m., Summerside Po­lice Ser­vice re­ceived a re­port of an alarm at Lo­cal 311, a restau­rant in the Prince County cap­i­tal.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived and dis­cov­ered a break and en­ter had oc­curred and a quan­tity of al­co­hol had been stolen. Later that af­ter­noon, po­lice iden­ti­fied a sus­pect through video sur­veil­lance and ar­rested a Summerside man.

The ac­cused will ap­pear in court at a later date.

In a Face­book post, Lo­cal 311 owner Billy MacKen­drick said even a small theft of al­co­hol hurts his busi­ness.

“To­day we lost a few hun­dred bucks in booze, and lost rev­enue for most of the day. Yes it may not seem like a lot to many, but to a small busi­ness owner it re­ally adds to the list of things we see all the time,” reads MacKen­drick’s post.

“Ev­ery­day can mean mak­ing a pay to feed my fam­ily this week or not, and that is the risk en­trepreneurs take when start­ing a new busi­ness.”

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