Photo: Kelly Hayes
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Unsolved Crimes Kelowna

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Unsolved crimes in Kelowna is a new feature to Castanet and will be published on a weekly basis. The following information is provided by Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers.


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 hopes you can help solve by calling our anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

CRIME: Domino’s Pizza Robbery
DATE: October 23, 2005
RCMP FILE: 2005-57870

On Sunday, October 23, around 4 p.m., a man entered the Domino’s Pizza on Sutherland Avenue with a hypodermic needle stating, “I want all your money in the till. I have a needle that’s covered with HIV.” The suspect opened the till behind the counter, grabbed the float and fled. As the employee chased him, the suspect dropped the money, but was able to get away with about $50 - $100 and take off on his bicycle. The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, 5’ 11”, 160 lbs., short dark, possibly spiky hair with sideburns. He was wearing a white shirt and riding a white, full-suspension mountain bike.

If you know anything about this robbery, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward.

CRIME: Big White Hot Tub Theft
Date: October 10 - 19, 2005
RCMP FILE: 2005-57005

Sometime between October 10 and 19, 2005, a hot tub was stolen from a Snowbird Way residence at Big White. The hot tub is a Beachcomber brand valued at $5,000.

You can help solve this crime and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

During the week of October 17 to 24, Kelowna RCMP investigated 35 residential break and enters, 13 commercial break and enters, 37 auto thefts, 69 injury accidents or accidents over $1,000 and 51 thefts from vehicles under $5,000.

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About the Author

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.

Volunteers also play an integral role in Crime Stoppers: in committees, helping with projects, attending events, helping sell items or tickets, working on special events and providing person power or expertise.

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