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Cash withdrawal denied during attempted ATM theft in Kelowna

July 28, 2016 - 2:30 PM


KELOWNA - A trio of suspects who tried to steal an ATM with a length of chain and a pick-up truck had their withdrawal denied Monday when the chain broke.

In a Crime Stoppers media release, Kelowna RCMP allege an early morning break-in at a coin laundry on Montgomery Road involved three suspects, gender unknown, who smashed a window before wrapping chains around the ATM and trying to drag it out of the building.

Surveillance video shows the hoodied trio pull up in a white Sierra crew cab and a black four-door SUV around 4:38 a.m. They wore gloves and bandanas while wrapping the chain around the cash machine.

When the chain broke, the hoodied trio lost their nerve and took off down Leathhead toward Highway 97. The white crew cab turned out to be stolen from a nursery on Paynter Road in West Kelowna.

Police say the 204 GMC Sierra crew cab had a license plate number of BG4812 and a VIN 1GTHK29U94E265345, and has not been recovered.

Another theft was more successful when on July 23, someone went through the back of a truck owned by a local family and stole an assortment of motorcycle gear.

RCMP say a man and his family were returning from a camping trip and stopped for ice cream at the McDonald’s restaurant on Highway 33 around 5 p.m.

Stolen were a pair of back Fox Comp5 dirt bike boots, size 11, a pair of red and black Fox dirt bike boots, size 8, a pair of red, yellow and black Fly motorcycle dirt bike pants, size 34.

You can help catch these suspects and qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit the website at or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

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