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911 call leads to arrest of suspected burglar

An image captured by video surveillance of a suspect in a break-in at a Hollywood Road South home in Kelowna, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
October 18, 2018 - 2:47 PM

KELOWNA – RCMP arrested a man suspected of a break and enter after the release of video surveillance footage resulted in a 911 call from someone who had spotted the suspect’s vehicle.

The break-in set off the security system at a Hollywood Road South home just after 11 a.m. yesterday, Oct. 17.

“A property representative on site had discovered that a break and enter had been committed,” states RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in a press release. “A review of the home’s video surveillance footage provided investigators with images of both their break and enter suspect and a vehicle they believed to be associated to that suspect.

“Within hours of releasing those images to the public, with the assistance of our media partners, police received a 911 emergency call from a caller who reported that she had spotted the suspect vehicle parked and occupied along Rutland Road North,” states of the release.

Police arrested a 32-year-old Kelowna man from inside the vehicle without incident. He was in breach of a set of release conditions imposed by the courts.

Police found evidence from inside the suspect’s vehicle that they believe links the man to the alleged break and enter.

He was held in custody overnight and was expected to appear in court today. He now faces a number of new potential charges.

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