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Eye in the sky tracks shoplifters

Kelowna RCMP got a little help from above to track down a pair of shoplifting suspects Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 3 p.m. police responded to a report of shoplifting at Orchard Park Mall.

A man and woman were identified as working together to shoplift throughout the mall.

Witnesses say they appeared to be carrying a backpack full of stolen items.

"The couple were seen fleeing the mall on bicycles and police requested the assistance of the RCMP helicopter, Air 3, which was already in the area," says Cst. Kris Clark.

The woman was tracked to Dilworth Drive and Enterprise Way where she was taken into custody.

"The man was tracked to the McDonald's Restaurant on Harvey Avenue where he left the bike and jumped into a taxi."

Clark says police stopped the cab on Cooper Road and arrested the man.

The man was held in custody on the strength of an outstanding warrant for Breach of Probation out of Cranbrook.

The woman faces charges of Possession of Stolen Property. She was released on a Promise to Appear in February.



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