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: January 5, 2013

RCMP FILE: 2013-771

RCMP were called to the Real Canadian Superstore on Saturday, January 5 just before 2:00 PM when the loss prevention officer caught the female shown in the photo shoplifting. The female exited the store without paying for a bag full of items. Once confronted, she refused to go with the officer, left the stolen items and fled to a car and got away. The suspect is described as being a blonde female approximately 30 years of age, wearing blue jeans, a white jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, and carrying a black and white purse.

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: January 8, 2013

RCMP FILE: 2013-1191

Kelowna RCMP are looking for a male who broke into a home on the 2700 block of Springfield Road in broad daylight on January 8, 2013. The intrusion alarm at the home was activated around 3:00 PM and a neighbor was notified to check the home. The neighbor observed a man carrying a full large yellow garbage bag exiting the back door of the home. Police were notified; and Police Dog Services were used to track the suspect but were unsuccessful. The man is described as a white male, 5’5” tall, with a slim build and dark eyes. He was wearing all black clothing with a hood pulled tight around his face. He had entered the home by prying the rear sliding glass door open. All rooms in the home were rifled through, with even fridge contents strewn on the floor. Items stolen include two laptops, an Ipod, DVD player and Wii console.

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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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.

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