Plan to hide in bushes a big failure for three alleged mail thieves

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KELOWNA - The bushes outside a senior's apartment complex in Kelowna didn't provide enough cover to keep police from finding three alleged mail thieves Thursday.

Kelowna RCMP were called to investigate a complaint of a break and enter to the bottom of a the senior's complex located at 1110 block of Lawrence Avenue, Sept. 11. A resident of the building saw the people enter the mail room, according to an RCMP press release. The three — two men and a woman — were found hiding in the bushes and were in possession of stolen mail, addressed to people living in the building.

Mounties say the alleged thieves pried open the door of the main office to gain entry. They each face potential charges of break and enter, theft and mischief. They are expected to appear in court in December.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

This story was changed at 12:13. A correction from the RCMP states there were two men and one woman involved rather than three men as they originally reported.

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