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'Tired' thief finds pedal power not enough to escape Penticton police

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April 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

PENTICTON - Police had no problem stopping a thief trying to make a getaway after a tire theft early Sunday morning.

The man was spotted pedaling down Penticton Avenue at 5 a.m., April 10, on a bicycle and carrying two vehicle tires.

When police attempted to stop the man, he dropped the tires and pedaled off, only to be apprehended a short distance down the street.

A search revealed stolen tires from Kal Tire and a backpack containing break and enter tools.

The man also had an outstanding warrant out of Kelowna.

He was arrested and held pending an appearance in court.

Penticton RCMP also responded to a break and enter at Windsor Plywood at 174 Industrial Pl. last week. Sometime after 6 p.m. on the night of April 6, a gate to the rear of the property was cut, the building’s back door pried open and glass smashed, Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says. Phone and power lines to the building were cut as well.

Tools, adhesives, and petty case was reported stolen. Police are investigating surveillance camera footage from neighbouring businesses and the RCMP identification section is also investigating the incident.

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