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Crime doesn't pay in recent Penticton area theft attempts

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September 21, 2016 - 5:30 PM

PENTICTON - Three break and enters and a theft last week resulted in little net gain for the perpetrators, Penticton RCMP report.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police were called to the Murray Buick GM dealership on Westminster Avenue after Penticton Security reported a break and enter into a trailer on the property, overnight Sept. 16. A man found inside the trailer claimed he was only looking for a place to sleep. He was arrested and later released on a promise to appear.

Sometime over the weekend between Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, someone attempted to break into a shipping container at Apex Resort by trying to pull the lock off using chains attached to a vehicle, Wrigglesworth says. The would-be thieves were unsuccessful in removing the lock, pulling the container off its blocks. No entry was gained to the empty trailer.

Thieves also broke into a locked compound located on the west side of Memorial Arena sometime between Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, after removing the gate’s hinge bolts. Six, 30 lbs. propane tanks were reported missing.

On Sept. 15, police stopped a man outside the Skaha Lake 7-Eleven after recognizing him for outstanding warrants. He was also found to be in violation of a court order to stay away from the convenience store. Police found an $80 pair of Nike sweat pants under his jeans. A quick survey of nearby businesses revealed the sweat pants had been stolen from the nearby Sport Chek. The man was held for a court appearance.

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