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Penticton thief has a taste for more than chicken

Police are investigating the theft and recovery of debit terminals in Penticton last week.
May 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM

PENTICTON - A man ordering Kentucky Fried Chicken from a Penticton drive-thru had his mind on more than the finger lickin’ good items on the menu last week.

A man driving a black pickup truck ordered food from the Penticton Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet on Friday, May 13, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says. He pulled up to the drive-thru window, and when handed the debit terminal, drove off without returning it.

On Sunday night, May 15, police stopped a vehicle on Perkins Crescent, using the wrong licence plates. The driver was arrested for driving while prohibited and the passenger was found to have outstanding warrants for arrest.

Brass knuckles, bear spray, credit cards, other people's identification and methamphetamine were also discovered in the vehicle, along with a point of sale debit terminal. Police won't say whether the debit terminal is the same as the one stolen Friday theft.

Charges under the motor vehicle act were made against the driver and the vehicle was towed. The female passenger was released on a promise to appear.

The incident is still under investigation.


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