January 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM
SOUTH OKANAGAN - Residents in the South Okanagan continue to be victimized by thieves, who targeted everything from vehicles and tires to mail and food last week.
A Ford F350, license plate number HY2 053, was reported stolen from a Twin Lakes residence on Monday, Jan.11, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.The pickup truck had a fifth wheel trailer hitch mounted in the pickup bed.
More thefts from mailboxes were also reported in the Twin Lakes area last week.
On Wednesday night, Jan. 13, a man was reported in the U-Haul compound on Industrial Court, carrying a jerry can and hose. Police were called and a man was subsequently arrested and charged with break, enter and theft.
Police were called to Theo’s Restaurant at 8:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, where video footage revealed a man and a woman broke in and stole food items. The two were located nearby, in an intoxicated state. Police also discovered the woman was under a condition not to consume alcohol.
A 2000 white GMC Jimmy was reported stolen from a Maple Street residence in Okanagan Falls on Thursday, Jan.14. The vehicle has since been recovered.
At noon Friday, Jan. 15, Penticton Honda staff reported a man drove off on a Husquavarna dirt bike, taken from the dealership. The man was described as approximately 25 years old, Caucasian, wearing a dark hoodie and pants.
True Outdoors was struck by thieves again on Sunday night, Jan. 17. At approximately 1:30 a.m., a storage container was broken into and skis, boots, life jackets and avalanche beacons were taken.
A resident of South Main in Penticton reported theft of vehicle tires on Sunday night, Jan. 17. The resident’s 2000 Ford Freestar was discovered Monday morning, jacked up with a stump and a piece of concrete under two of the wheels and all four tires missing.
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