Penticton RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating a stolen 2011 Chevrolet Corvette, taken from a local dealership showroom floor late Thursday night.
Shortly before midnight Thursday Penticton RCMP received a report of smashed glass and a car speeding away from the Huber GMC dealership in Penticton. RCMP officers arrived on scene and found a showroom glass bay door smashed open and possibly a car missing from showroom floor.
An employee attended to assist police and confirmed that a silver 2011 Special Heritage Edition Grand Sport Corvette was missing from the floor.
Shortly after their arrival and as RCMP officers examined the scene, the vehicle sped past on Eckhardt Ave toward Hwy 97.
An RCMP officer in a marked police vehicle was able to follow the car a short distance as it left Penticton and confirmed its direction of travel as northbound on Hwy 97.
Given the rate of speed and manner in which the vehicle was being driven RCMP officers did not initiate a pursuit of the suspects and vehicle.
Details and description of the car was relayed to the Summerland RCMP officers. The Vette was then seen and clocked on radar travelling at 220 km/h in the Trout Creek Summerland area on Hwy 97.
RCMP detachments to the North including the West Kelowna RCMP were also advised and set up a roadblock near the connector area however the vehicle was not observed and believed to have turned off the highway prior to that location.
Penticton RCMP are continuing their investigation into the break-in and are asking that anyone with information regarding the break in and theft contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.