January 19, 2016 - 3:50 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - Kelowna RCMP say they have broken up a theft ring operating out of the Okanagan that specialized in big ticket items like tractors and dump trucks.
The detachment’s prolific offender suppression team began investigating the goings-on at a property located at 290 Beaverdell Station Rd. in the town of Beaverdell back in December, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Duncan says in a press release.
RCMP executed a search warrant at that address and searched the property for two days, Jan. 14 and 15. Four men and a woman from Kelowna and a local man from Beaverdell were arrested.
During the search, police recovered an excavator and dump truck allegedly stolen from Surrey as well as a black Dodge pickup and travel trailer stolen out of Kelowna.
Police estimate the stolen items to be worth more than $100,000 and say they are continuing to investigate.
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