October 14, 2015 - 1:21 PM
KELOWNA - Police searching for a suspect who stole a pickup truck Wednesday morning found evidence of a second, unrelated crime that had gone undiscovered by the victims.
Cpl. Joe Duncan says an officer on patrol on Clement Avenue conducted a routine licence plate check on a green truck around 2:30 a.m. today, Oct. 14. The tag came back as stolen from a residence on Wardlaw Avenue so the officer turned her cruiser around.
“By the time she got back to him the truck had been abandoned and he was gone,” Duncan says.
Police then closed down the neighbourhood and searched the area with dogs. The suspect was never located, however officers did find evidence of a break in at a residence on Clement Avenue.
“They found a broken window," he says. "When they spoke with the residents they didn’t know they had been broken into."
It is not known what, if anything, had been stolen from the house and the two crimes are not thought to be linked in any way.
The stolen truck suspect is described as a thin, white male wearing jeans and a ball cap.
Anyone with any information regarding the man's identity are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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