July 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM
PENTICTON - Police reported fewer institution and retail break ins, as criminals had varying degrees of success in a trio of incidents last week in the city.
Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the Shatford Centre was broken into overnight, July 4. The break in was recorded on video. It appears the door was not locked properly, and the suspect, a man believed to be between 5’6’’ and 5’8’’ tall, 270 pounds in his 20s could be seen entering the building. A computer tablet and wallet were reported missing.
On Wednesday, July 6, police responded to another complaint of a break in at the So Sweet Candy Store on Main Street. Officers arrived to find no break in had occurred, rather a fight between local youth over girls and Facebook comments had resulted in a window being broken. Those involved were identified and assault and mischief charges are being investigated.
Finally, the co-owner of a downtown hobby store retrieved some merchandise that left the store illegally on Friday July 8, when two youths stole a drone helicopter from ATD Hobbies on Warren Ave.
The female owner chased after the youths and retrieved the merchandise, undamaged, without incident.
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