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.
Image Credit: Contributed

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.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

ALBAS: For the general advantage of Canada
  OPINION Back in June of this year the National Energy Board reported that crude oil-by-rail exports from Canada set a new record of 204,558 barrels per day. Industry analysts predict that by the end of this year

Top News