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:             March 3, 2018

RCMP FILE:   2018-11364

Kelowna RCMP were notified when a man returned from a weekend away to find that his bicycle that had been secured in an underground parkade had been stolen.  Video surveillance was viewed that showed an umbrella-carrying male entering the parkade on the 2100 block of Vasile Road at approximately 4:45 a.m. on March 3rd, 2018.  He cut the lock on the bike and then returned to inspect the bike with another male wearing a rain jacket and a backpack at 8:10 a.m.   The second male returned without the backpack at 8:41 a.m., removed the bike from the rack and walked out the back door with it.  The stolen bike is a men’s white and black model 2414 Tarmac Elite Specialized 21 speed with a 61 inch frame and serial # WSBC6040704271.

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:             March 3, 2018

RCMP FILE:    2018-11235 and 2018-9676

Staff at a fast food restaurant located on the 2300 block of Harvey Avenue called the RCMP on March 3rd, 2018 when they realized a couple had paid for their meals with counterfeit US bills.  The employee realized moments too late that the bills were fraudulent and tried to catch the couple, who darted away.  The suspects were the same two who had passed a counterfeit US $50 bill at a nearby liquor store on February 23rd.  If you recognize this man and woman please contact local RCMP or anonymously call Crime Stoppers. 


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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