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Kelowna police catch duo red-handed with stolen bait mail

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December 12, 2016 - 12:49 PM

KELOWNA - Police used bait-mail to catch and arrest a man and woman from Merritt for theft.

The suspects, a 42-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, are facing charges after police arrested them in possession of stolen mail and break-in tools, along with a tracking device used by Canada Post in so-called bait mail, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

On Dec. 12, 2016 at 2:51 a.m. the police received a report of mail stolen from a community mailbox in the 3800 block of Dryden Road in Peachland.

O’Donaghey says Canada Post Postal inspectors used the tracking device to lead police to a red 2002 Oldsmobile Alero at a Shell gas station in the 2500 block of Dobbin Road in West Kelowna.

“Amongst the items seized by investigators, police recovered a cellular phone, gift cards and Canadian Passports,” O’Donaghey says.

One of the suspects was allegedly breaching court imposed conditions.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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