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Police need help identifying this motorcycle theft suspect

Police are looking for this man, a suspect in a recent motorcycle theft.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP
July 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

OKANAGAN - A motorcycle owner got more than he ordered when he stopped at a Kelowna Tim Horton's last week.

RCMP received a report of a motorcycle theft on July 28, 2016 at 6:01 a.m. The incident occurred outside the Tim Horton's Restaurant on 1936 Kane Road.

Police say the owner of a grey 2008 Honda motorcycle was approached by the suspect in the parking lot. The suspect asked the owner if he could sit on the bike and the owner allowed him to.

The suspect started the bike and rode it around the parking lot and then sped off heading north on Glenmore road.

“Thanks to both the media and the general public, the motorcycle was recovered less than 24 hours later by the Vernon RCMP, after a tip was received from the public that the stolen motorcycle had been spotted in the 3800 block of 40th Avenue,” Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey, of the Kelowna RCMP said in a release.

“Police are now releasing video surveillance photos taken of their alleged suspect in the motorcycle theft. We would like to once again turn to the public for their assistance, this time to help identify our suspect,” O’Donaghey said.

The suspect is described as a male aged late 30s to early 40s, 6' tall with a slender build, with short dark hair and facial stubble.

Police are looking for this man, a suspect in a recent motorcycle theft.
Police are looking for this man, a suspect in a recent motorcycle theft.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP

Anyone with any information is 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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