Unsolved crimes: Kelowna

You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers hope you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.


DATE: November 12, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-63109

Kelowna RCMP are looking to identify the would-be robber shown in the photos. This man entered the Shell Station located at 3100 Lakeshore Road at 6:30 AM on November 12. He threatened the clerk with a serrated knife and demanded cash from the till. When he was refused he went to the adjoining McDonalds and attempted to rob the clerk there. He left both businesses empty-handed and fled in the direction of Cedar Avenue, where he most likely had a bicycle waiting. The man is approximately 5’7” tall, 140 pounds and wearing a black ski coat, dark hoodie, ball cap and balaclava.

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.


DATE: November 7, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-62378

Kelowna RCMP are hoping you can identify this shoplifter who made a dash when security tried to nab him. The man entered the Bay department store around 6:00 PM on November 7, 2012. He lifted a few items from the men’s department and when approached outside, made a dash across the street to the Orchard Plaza. The suspect has dark hair and facial hair, wearing a black coat and was carrying a grey duffel bag. The man is wearing a large chain around his neck.

You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit our website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

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Okanagan Crime Stoppers is a non profit community based crime solving program working in conjunction with the police, the media and the public to help make your community a safer place in which to live.

Crime Stoppers empowers regular people to fight back against crime. Anyone can submit an anonymous tip by using our tips line, and if that tip leads to an arrest the individual will receive a reward for their efforts.

Crime Stoppers operates in over 20 countries worldwide and since the very first program started in 1976, we have become the number one community based crime solving organization in the world.

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