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Thieves break into Westbank First Nation office

Westbank First Nation office.
January 04, 2016 - 1:21 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Someone has broken into the Westbank First Nation main office and stolen a computer.

Kelowna RCMP spokesman Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says police received a call at 11:21 a.m., Jan. 1, from a passerby who noticed a broken window on the ground floor of the band’s office at 515 Highway 97 South.

Investigators found one or more suspects had used the disabled parking sign from the parking lot to smash through the window.

O'Donaghey says the First Nation reported only one item was stolen — a laptop computer — and no effort was made to get further into the building. 

“Apparently they just reached inside and grabbed this one item,” he says, adding he doesn't know who the computer belongs to. 

Westbank First Nation media representative Mandi Carroll did not respond to a request for an interview.

Investigation into the theft is ongoing and police ask anyone with information about the crime to contact Const. Dan Organ at 250-762-3300.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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