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Charges laid in West Kelowna business break-in

May 04, 2020 - 3:10 PM

A 49-year-old West Kelowna man has been charged in connection to a break and enter at a local business last week.

Police were called to a break-in at a business in the 2600 block of Compass Court in West Kelowna just after 6 a.m., April 30, according to an RCMP media release. RCMP do not identify the business that was broken into.

Officers determined the suspect had smashed a window, stolen more than $7,000 in merchandise and fled in a stolen GMC Yukon.

"An investigation led to the arrest of a man several kilometres away, and the recovery of a GMC Yukon, which had been reported stolen a few days before. West Kelowna RCMP were also able to recover some of the merchandise stolen from the business," the media release reads.

"BC Prosecution Service has approved charges of break-and-enter, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break and enter tools, and failure to comply with a probation order against 49-year-old Gary Engedahl. He was brought before the provincial court and has since been released from custody on conditions for a future court date," the media release continues.

Anyone with any information about this crime can contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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