January 20, 2015 - 2:38 PM
KELOWNA - Perhaps stealing a gold Hummer wasn't the best idea an alleged thief ever had.
Mounties say that's the detail that led them to a 32-year-old Kelowna man who now faces potential charges of theft and possession of stolen property. He was arrested when they pulled over a gold 2003 Hummer on Asher Road Monday, Jan. 19.
The day before, a vehicle of the same description was reported stolen in the 1200 block of Loseth Drive, taken from a driveway sometime in the preceding three days, according to an RCMP media release. Then on Monday, while police investigated a report of a disturbance on the 700 block of Hollydell Road, officers found out their suspect was recently seen driving a gold Hummer that might be stolen. The vehicle was tracked to Highway 33 where officers saw the vehicle travelling east. They pulled the driver over once he moved onto Asher Road.
The driver was arrested without incident.
Following the arrest, RCMP searched the vehicle and came across stolen property from an unreported theft that happened earlier in the day at Target, located at 1876 Cooper Road.
The Kelowna man was released from custody and is expected to appear in court at a later date.
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