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Truck used as battering ram in thefts

Police recover a tailgate belonging to a truck they suspect may have been used to ram two businesses in order to gain entry.
Image Credit: (SOURCE: West Kelowna RCMP)
December 10, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Police continue efforts to sort out what happened Saturday morning when a stolen pick-up truck was used in at least one commercial break and enter.

The report came in to West Kelowna RCMP just after midnight that a vehicle crashed into a sign on Old Okanagan Highway at Bylands Road. The black truck passed the new Sears store without its lights on and fled the scene of the accident leaving its tailgate behind.


A commercial alarm sounded from Sears and police determined the rear window of the store had been smashed and items including four LED TV's and two vacuum cleaners were taken. The value of stolen items is estimated at more than $3,700. Police believe the black pickup truck was involved.


Another report of a break-and-enter at the Open Road Store located at 100-2330 Hwy. 97 South came in at 3:50 a.m. An RCMP investigation revealed a black crew-cab pickup truck was seen backing into the front of the store causing the glass to break. The driver entered the store and took clothing.


The truck is described as a newer black GMC crew-cab with fancy rims, lowered profile and loud exhaust. Based on the description, police believe it may be a 2000 GMC Sierra, BC plate 3693JG, stolen late last month from a residence on Sumac Road.


Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, reporting online at or texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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