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Break and enters net little loot for Penticton thieves

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November 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton thieves had a relatively unsuccessful time conducting their illegal activities in the city last week.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl.Don Wrigglesworth says on Nov. 8 at about 6:50 a.m., two men tried to break into a Wilson Street residence by crawling through a window. They were interrupted and fled on foot, leaving two bikes behind. Both men were apprehended by police and were given court dates.

On Monday, Nov.14, a break and enter was reported at the Independent Senior Residence in the 3400 block of Wilson Street. The resident’s door was forced open during the noon hour when the person was in the dining room for lunch.

Wrigglesworth says nothing of value was taken, adding the incident could have been a case of mistaken identity, as the former occupants in next door’s unit were known to owe money around the city. A moving company was using a rear door in the building at the time, which may have given the suspect entry to the building. The only loss reported was damage to the door.

A theft on Nov. 14 on Orchard Avenue address resulted in the loss of a plate compactor valued at $1,700 and a five horse Honda motor with the word “Cotter” written on it.

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