Sep 20, 2012 / 11:47 am
A 25-year-old Kelowna woman faces numerous potential charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and then selling them online.
On September 18, 2012, the Kelowna RCMP received a report that several items stolen from the East Kelowna area were being sold online through various classified ad websites. The Kelowna Property Crime Unit and General Duty investigators with the assistance of the Crime Reduction Target Team, identified a suspect and arrested her for possession of stolen property.
A subsequent search of the suspect's residence revealed various stolen power tools, bicycles and a laptop; in all, over 40 items were seized. The approximate value of the stolen property is estimated at $10,000.
Through a coordinated, targeted approach, not only was the combined investigative team able to recover a number of items that were known to be stolen but also additional items that had previously been unreported.
The woman was released on a Promise to Appear for Court in October and faces potential charges of Trafficking in Stolen Property, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Several owners have been identified and their property returned but police are looking to return more. If you have had tools, bicycles or a laptop stolen from you recently in the East Kelowna area, and can identify them with proof of ownership, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.
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