Suspects cut hole through building but flee empty-handed

Rivershore Golf Links
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KAMLOOPS - Suspected thieves managed to run away from a break-in scene, but did so empty-handed after RCMP officers arrived at the golf shop around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Spokesperson Cpl. Cheryl Bush says rural RCMP officers responded to an alarm at the Rivershore Golf Links Golf Shop on April 7. Officers believe the suspects entered the building by cutting a hole in the exterior wall.

The thieves covered video surveillance equipment, bundled golf clubs and made an attempt to break into the safe.

Because nothing was stolen, Bush says investigators believe the suspects were scared off by the alarm or had someone watching for a police response.

“Something definitely scared them off because they didn’t finish their job,” she says.

A police dog unit was brought to the scene, but was unable to track the scent. Bush says the suspect likely had a getaway vehicle.

The investigation remains ongoing and police are asking anyone with information on this event or suspicious people and vehicles in the area near the Rivershore Golf Links or the bridge by Lafarge are asked to call Kamloops Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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