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Candy, electronics, mail and motorcycle gear targeted in unsolved crimes

A couple were captured by video surveillance during an alleged break and enter at a Joe Rich home.
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June 06, 2015 - 1:10 PM

KELOWNA – RCMP are looking to the public for help solving a number of cases which happened around Kelowna between May 26 and May 30.

The first happened May 26 in the 18,000-block of Crystal Waters Road between 9:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. The suspect entered through a basement window but took only some candy from a dish in the living room. A tool was left behind on the bed.

A Joe Rich home in the 10,000-block of Highway 33 East was broken into May 29. According to a media release, the homeowners found the back door had been pried open. An LG 60: TV, Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, acoustic guitar, red electric guitar, 20 gauge shotgun, paintball gear and a chainsaw were missing. Video surveillance captured a man and woman entering the house around noon. They arrived driving a dark blue or grey Ford dually pickup with a white canopy.

On May 28 the owner of a motel in Lake Country reported a possible break and enter of one of the rooms. The motel is on the 10,000-block of Highway 97. The occupant of the room reported to police that someone entered through a screen window and stole a $1,400 black suede “Bates” motorcycle jacket, a black denim motorcycle jacket, a white cooler, Rayban sunglasses and two pairs of motorcycle gloves.

A Canada Post employee told West Kelowna RCMP that five mailboxes were broken into over the weekend of May 30. The mailboxes belong to Ironridge Place and Ironridge Road, 2808 Salish Road, 2645 Saddleridge Drive, Boulder Lake Boulevard and 2919 Lakeview Cove Road. A Salish Road resident told police they saw a blue vehicle with a male and female driving around at 4:30 a.m.  

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.

A map of showing where in West Kelowna the five mailboxes were broken into.
A map of showing where in West Kelowna the five mailboxes were broken into.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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