April 03, 2013 - 4:59 PM
By Shannon Quesnel
A thief stole a Penticton Boys and Girls Club van and escaped a police pursuit on Saturday and the RCMP want the public's help in catching the person.
At about 8 a.m. Penticton RCMP investigated an alarm at the boys and girls club on Manitoba Street. An officer spotted a light blue 2002 Ford Windstar with the club's logo take off at high speed. The officer started a pursuit of the vehicle which drove through a parking lot and past three stop signs. The chase was stopped out of public safety concerns.
Neighbours said they saw someone, possibly a short woman, wearing a black toque, a red scarf, a white sweater and a black/red orange backpack.
RCMP discovered entry was gained through a window. Three cell phones, some food, a gas card and four sets of van keys were missing. The gas card was used later that day at the Petro Can in Osoyoos and on Sunday in Rock Creek.
Anyone with information can call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-488-3065.
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