Stolen bikes, break and enters and other unsolved crimes in Kelowna

A West Kelowna resident returned from a camping trip Aug. 2 to find their Harley Davidson motorcycle had been stolen from their carport. The bike is a 1996 black and chrome Harley Davidson Heritage Softail with VIN 1HD1BJL40TY013953 and BC licence plate # K64183.
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KELOWNA – Crime Stoppers is wanting the public to know about several crimes that occurred around Kelowna in the last week and are asking for the public’s help solving them.

A Lake Country horticultural business on Carion Road reported a break and enter July 27. Thieves likely entered the yard through a gap in the fence where they broke into a storage container and left with several Stihl chainsaws, leaf blowers, fuel and other equipment. All equipment had “KHS” marked on them.

On July 31 at 8 a.m. West Kelowna RCMP were dispatched to investigate a break and enter at a boat centre located on Byland Road. Suspects entered the premises by cutting though the fence after breaking through a neighboring business’s gate. Once inside they stole a $15,000 black Mercury Bravo 3 150 horsepower leg (serial number 0W581468).  One of the suspects was wearing beige Carhartt overalls and possibly driving a beige Ford F350 truck.

On Aug. 2 Mac’s Convenience Store on Rutland Road was robbed by three men wearing scarves over the faces. According to a release the men entered the store around 3:30 a.m. and instructed the employees to stand in a corner. While one of the suspects implied he had a weapon but did not show it, another loaded grocery bags with cigarettes and energy drinks. They were last seen headed east.

One suspect was heavy-set wearing a dark hoodie and red scarf, one was slim and wearing a white hoodie with dark green sleeves and one was of average build wearing a grey hoodie with white gloves.

In West Kelowna a resident of Parkhurst Road returned from a camping trip Aug. 2 to find their Harley Davidson motorcycle had been stolen from their carport. The bike is a 1996 black and chrome Harley Davidson Heritage Softail with VIN 1HD1BJL40TY013953 and B.C. licence plate K64183.

In Lake Country on Aug. 3 campers at Wood Lake Campground returned to their site to find two bikes had been taken between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. One of the bikes is a grey 17-inch men’s 21-speed Kona Mahuna mountain bike with 29-inch wheels and the other an older grey 21-speed Trek 5200 with yellow decals.

If you know anything about any of these crimes, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit their website. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2,000.

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


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