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: May 5, 2014

RCMP FILE: 2014-22376

RCMP members were dispatched to a robbery at the Short Stop Cold Beer and Wine Store at the Ramada Hotel at approximately 2:00 PM on Monday, May 5, 2014. A lone male had entered the store and produced a small knife and demanded money. The man was handed a small amount of cash before he fled on foot through the parking lot towards the Sandman Hotel. Police Dog Services were called but were unable to locate the suspect. The man is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6” tall with a heavy build, clean shaven with brown hair and sideburns. He was wearing a black baseball cap with white lettering, black hoodie, white t-shirt, black jeans, dark shoes and black sunglasses.

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: May 1, 2014

RCMP FILE: 2014-21507

An RCMP member was flagged down near the 7-11 located at 1115 Bernard Avenue on May 1st at 1:23 AM and was told that a robbery had just occurred at the store. A man had entered the store, flashed a knife and demanded cash. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran northbound on Ethel Street. The suspect was wearing dark pants and a dark hoodie with the hood up. He had three tear drop tattoos under his left eye.


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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