Police seek public’s help to identify break-in suspect

West Kelowna, Kelowna

2017-05-17 12:40 PDT

File # 2017-25104

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect believed to be connected to two separate break-ins overnight in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

On May 17, 2017 shortly after 4:30 am, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm, with multiple hits, at the Esso On The Run gas station located in the 3600 block of Highway 97 North in Kelowna. Police have determined that the suspect, associated to a dark coloured pickup truck, had backed up to the south side facing door, of which he allegedly smashed to gain entry inside the store.

Once inside, it is alleged that the suspect then made unsuccessful attempts using chains to remove the stores ATM, which was damaged as a result. It is believed that the suspect also stole other products, including cigarettes before departing.

Photograph of stores video surveillance which shows the suspect standing at the rear of the dark colored pickup truck without his face covered;

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Photograph of stores video surveillance which shows the suspect covering his face while walking to the rear of the dark colored pickup truck;

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The suspect as viewed on the stations video surveillance is described as:

Shortly after 5:30 am, the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious incident at the movie theatre located in the 500 block of Highway 97 South. Police confirmed that a suspect used chains in attempt to remove an ATM from inside the building.

RCMP believe that the two crimes are related to one another, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and ask all witnesses to come forward.

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


Released by

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

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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