March 27, 2014 - 9:25 AM
KAMLOOPS — Two people are facing charges after a number of vehicles and storage lockers were broken into at the underground parking lot at the Talasa complex this past weekend.
Video surveillence showed two people covering their faces and heads as they entered the building Saturday morning. Car stereo systems, tools, DVDs, credit cards, identification cards, garage door openers and vehicle insurance papers were among the stolen items. One person alone lost close to $4,000 in tools and accessories.
While police worked at identifying potential suspects who may have been released from jail recently a vehicle stop between the weigh scales and Costco on Monday led officers to find a stolen credit card taken from one of the vehicles Saturday morning. A subsequent search led to the recovery of most of the tools, garage door openers and other items.
A 39-year-old male, known to police in the Lower Mainland, and a 41-year-old female were arrested and held in custody overnight. Both are facing charges of two counts of possession of stolen property and the female was released to appear in court in early May while the man appeared in provincial court Tuesday.
The couple had recently relocated to Kamloops and had been living in their vehicle. The investigation continues and police are looking into other related matters, including the use of one of the credit cards.
Police are asking anyone who had property stolen from the Talasa complex this weekend to contact the rural detachemtn to provide a list of stolen items.
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