Penticton & South Okanagan News
Burglars attempt ATM theft
The Oliver police are looking to identify three suspects after a local service station was broken into.
At 4:21 a.m. on Aug. 14, an unknown person driving an older model green Dodge diesel flat deck pick up accompanied by two unknown males made a brazen attempt to steal an ATM machine from a local service station.
The driver of the flat deck repeatedly backed into the front door of the business and was able to create an opening for his cohorts.
Once the door was breached, the two subjects made several failed attempts to remove the ATM from the store.
One suspect was described as wearing an orange mask, five foot, six inches to five foot, eight inches tall, and weighing 140 to 155 pounds.
The second was wearing a blue workman jacket, was five foot, eleven inches to six feet tall, and weighed 160 to 170 pounds.
The three suspects subsequently fled the scene in the pick up and headed south toward Oliver along Highway 97.
At 4:31 a.m., the police responded to a second call on Pampas Grass Way (Seacrest Avenue) in Oliver, where on arrival it was determined that the vehicle used in the break and enter was on fire
The police continue to investigate and are looking for support from the community in identifying the suspects and owner of the pick up.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Oliver detachment at (250) 498-3422 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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