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:              December 26, 2017

RCMP FILE:    2017-76907

The manager of Best Buy Electronics located on Harvey Avenue contacted Kelowna RCMP on December 26th at 6:30 p.m. to report a brazen laptop theft.  A male entered the store and walked around for approximately 10 minutes before approaching the laptop display counter.  He then cut the security retention cable with a hand tool, placed the laptop under his arm and rushed out of the store.  The man was seen getting into a waiting older white GMC Yukon.  The stolen laptop is a 15.6” Asus VivoBook Pro N580VD-BB71-CB.  Please contact Crime Stoppers or Kelowna RCMP if you can identify this person of interest. 

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:             December 22, 2017

RCMP FILE:   2017-76315

A loss prevention officer from a local building store alerted Kelowna RCMP of an attempted fraud.  A man had tried to purchase a significant amount of tools with a cheque.  When the cheque was reviewed by staff and denied, the man departed.  A similar incident was reported at the store’s West Kelowna location as well.  Police would like to learn the identify of this male person of interest who allegedly attempted the transaction. 


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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