The BC Prosecution Service has approved charges in connection to a break and enter in Smithers that left one elderly woman injured. 

On Dec 18, two men broke into the home of an 88 year-old woman and assaulted her with bear spray. 

Eugene Tom, 45 years old has been charged with: 

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Break and Enter & Commit Theft
  • Break and Enter & Commit Assault
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000

Meanwhile, Clinton Brown 44 year-old has been charged with:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Break and Enter & Commit Theft
  • Break and Enter & Commit Assault

Tom has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on March 2 while Brown has been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on March 30.