Police looking for two suspicious women caught stealing in Kelowna

A woman caught on video entering a Raymer Road residence while its homeowners were out of town.
Image Credit: Crime Stoppers

Police have video footage of two separate suspects caught stealing in the Kelowna area last March.

Kelowna RCMP received a complaint from the Save-On-Food supermarket on Cooper Road when a woman was caught on camera leaving the store with a handful of stolen merchandise. The woman made a run for it when confronted by a loss prevention officer. The officer says the woman threatened to stab him with a knife and needles, but did not appear to be armed. While making her escape she left behind a purple purse full of stolen goods.

Police say the woman has long black hair with purple highlights and was wearing a white shirt and black pants on March 15.

A couple weeks later RCMP received another report of a woman accused of stealing jewelry from a home on Raymer Road. It appears the woman broke through a front window to get into the house. It appears the woman took only some jewelry and a few other small items. A surveillance video shows the woman pulling into the residence in a stolen Green PT Cruiser and then driving away eight minutes later. The homeowner was out of town and didn't see the video until a couple days after the break and enter of March 28. 

Police are trying to identify both suspects and are asking the public to provide any tips or information by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting their website at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

A woman caught shoplifting in a Save-On-Foods supermarket who also threatened to stab a loss prevention officer.
A woman caught shoplifting in a Save-On-Foods supermarket who also threatened to stab a loss prevention officer.
Image Credit: Crime Stoppers

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250)718-0428.

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