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Gun pulled on employee following break-in at South Okanagan business

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April 01, 2021 - 3:11 PM

Police are investigating following an incident in which a firearm was pointed at an employee following a business break-in south of Penticton today.

Penticton RCMP and the RCMP Southeast District Response Team focused on a vehicle involved in the incident earlier today, April 1, according to an RCMP media release.

Police were alerted to the break in to a business in the 4300 block of Weyerhaeuser Road, Okanagan Falls, around 5:07 a.m. RCMP do not identify the business.

Not long after, an employee of the business witnessed a black truck with property from the business parked at a cabin on the 201 Forest Service Road not far away, RCMP said.

As the employee approached the truck, a man and woman came out from behind the cabin and the man pointed a firearm at the employee. The man then fled in the truck, leaving the woman behind who was arrested.

Police later found the truck abandoned at a residence known to police on Cedar Court. The truck was found to be previously stolen from Armstrong.

The male suspect has not yet been located, RCMP said.

He is described as a Caucasian man in his 40s who was wearing a black hat and brown jacket.

Penticton RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance for more information about this incident. Anyone in the area of Weyerhaeuser Road, the 201 Forest Service Road or Cedar Court between 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. today, April 1, who might have witnessed a black truck, are being asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


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