Unsolved crimes: West 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 8 and 9, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-67638, 2012-67668, 2012-67788

There were several similar break and enters that occurred during the week-end of December 8/9 in West Kelowna. An initial report for the first was a report of an accident at 1979 Old Okanagan Highway. It was learned that this actually began as a break and enter at Sears, where four Samsung 39” TVs and two Dyson vacuums were taken. The older black pickup truck involved in the theft hit a sign as they exited the scene. The tailgate of the Chevrolet was left behind, and RCMP would like help identifying the occupant(s) of this truck. The next theft was at a motorcycle accessory store located at 2330 Highway 97 S at 3:45 AM. The thief backed a truck into the window and stole “Sons of Anarchy” clothing items. Witnesses viewed a lone man wearing dark clothing and a light ball cap driving a newer lowered black crew cab truck with fancy rims and a loud exhaust. Just after midnight on December 9 the Tac Mobility Store on Dobbin Road had its front door smashed in by a vehicle and a safe containing 30-40 smart phones was taken. Police believe the vehicles involved may have been stolen.

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 10, 2012

RCMP FILE: 2012-68056

Staff at the Real Canadian Superstore in West Kelowna contacted RCMP on the evening of December 10 regarding a man who had taken some items without paying. The man entered the store, paid for a few things and stole some items from displays by the exit on his way out. He put the goods in a van, returned to the store and stole some articles of clothing. The man is approximately 45-years-old, with a brown moustache wearing jeans and a beige jacket. He left in a red Plymouth van, which is believed to have been borrowed from an absentee owner.

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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