Suspect smashes in, walks out with several NHL jerseys


2017-05-04 11:20 PDT

File # 2017-22308

RCMP are searching for a suspect, as they continue to investigate an over-night smash and grab theft, where high priced jerseys appear to have been targeted.

Image taken from surveillance footage which shows the suspect dressed in blue jeans, a black jacket with white markings, a blue scarf and a pair of blue, black and white sneakers (left) and shows the suspect carrying the jerseys he allegedly steals;

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On May 4, 2017 at 2:51 am, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a commercial alarm with several motion and glass break hits at Rusty’s Sports Bar and Grill located in the 1500 block of Dilworth Drive. Police arrived on scene to discover a west door of the restaurant smashed out, and obvious entry made into the building.

Once inside, it’s alleged that the suspect further smashed the wall display cases holding as many as 9 signed NHL jerseys, which were taken. The thief also unsuccessfully targeted a lotto terminal inside the bar area of the business.

General Duty officers responded to the scene, a perimeter was established in the area and Police Service Dog (PSD) Ice conducted a search for the suspect, with negative results, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. Investigators have since secured surveillance footage from the alleged break in. Our hope is that the public may recognize our suspect from their clothing and come forward with tip information, he adds.

The suspect was observed with his face covered, seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with white markings, a blue scarf and a pair of blue, black and white sneakers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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