Foreign currency stolen from West Kelowna home

$10,000 in Czech Republic bills were among the items stolen from a West Kelowna house this week.
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WEST KELOWNA – Some West Kelowna residents returned home this week to find it had been broken into and items were stolen.

The suspect broke and entered through a ground floor basement window and rifled through an office area, bedrooms and the kitchen.

A media release from Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers says electronics in plain view were not stolen but the thief left with Canon cameras and lenses.

The suspect also took several mason mars filled with Canadian, American and European coins. As well, about $10,000 in Czech Republic bills were stolen in $1,000, $2,000 and $500 denominations. The Czech money is worth about $500 Canadian.

The suspect left through the kitchen door and left a set of foot prints through the snow, the release says.

The theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit the website at Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2,000.00.

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