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Kelowna police hope car fire photo leads to identity of suspect

Photograph taken of the unknown male, police are considering a person of interest in the case. The male is described as approximately 6 feet tall, with brown hair, seen wearing a yellow plaid jacket and dark coloured pants.
Image Credit: Submitted by Kelowna RCMP
November 05, 2018 - 12:34 PM

KELOWNA – RCMP have released a photo of a car fire in Glenmore Saturday night that they believe is suspicious.

Police were called just before 11 p.m. to a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Yates Road. When they arrived, Kelowna firefighters were already on the scene tying to douse the fire burning the inside of a silver Dodge Journey.

Police checked with the registered owner of the Dodge SUV, who didn’t know of anything in the vehicle that could have potentially started or fueled the blaze.

“According to a witness in the area at the time, an unidentified suspicious male was observed walking away from the fire scene following the sound of a small explosion,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP in a news release. “Police have obtained an image of the unknown male, and, although the photograph is of low quality, investigators are hopeful that someone who knows this man may recognize his clothing or even his stature.”

Police are having the vehicle examined by a forensic specialists.

The individual police are looking to identify is described as approximately 6' tall, with brown hair, seen wearing a yellow plaid jacket and dark coloured pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.


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