Kelowna police arrest four teen girls in stolen vehicle

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KELOWNA - Four teenage girls are in police custody after allegedly breaking into a Rutland home, stealing electronics and then fleeing in the homeowner's vehicle.

Yesterday, Dec. 8, around 7:34 a.m., police responded to a report of a residential break in at a home in the 300 block of Hollywood Road South.

"Once the suspect or suspects broke into the home they allegedly stole electronic items and the homeowner's vehicle," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Later in the day, police got a report of a suspicious vehicle, matching the stolen vehicle's description.

The caller reported seeing the vehicle near Highway 33 and Roxby Road.

After a search of the area, O’Donaghey says officers located the vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Hollywood Road North and Highway 33 West.

O’Donaghey says three female teens were sitting in the stolen vehicle. They were taken into custody without incident. A fourth suspect was taken into custody when she returned later to the vehicle.

During a search of the 15-year-old teen, police found keys to the stolen vehicle. She is facing potential charges and is expected to appear in court today.

Investigators say an unlocked door allowed for the suspects to enter the home.

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