Mounties catch burglar in the act downtown Kelowna

Burglar caught red handed

Police in Kelowna say they caught a burglar red handed while making patrols downtown overnight.

Patrol officers spotted the man using tools trying to break into a condo building in the 500 block of Leon Avenue in the early morning hours of Dec. 9, RCMP said in a news release.

Officers arrested the man for break-and-enter and breaching his release order.

The man had six outstanding warrants and was on a curfew between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and was not to have in his possession break and enter tools.

“We applaud the officers who were able to make an arrest after their proactive police work,” said Mike Della-Paolera, media relations officer with the Kelowna RCMP. “Thanks to their hard work this individual is off the streets and being held for the courts.”

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