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Off-duty Kelowna cop helps nab thief

February 11, 2020 - 12:43 PM

An off-duty Kelowna RCMP officer helped to nab a criminal this past weekend.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the off-duty officer witnessed a man break into a business in the 1200 block of Ellis Street in Kelowna, according to an RCMP media release. The suspect stole over $5,000 worth of merchandise.

Police do not identify the business.

RCMP say with the description given by the off-duty officer, police were able to catch the suspect. All of the goods were returned to the store.

A 42-year-old man was remanded into custody. His identity has not been released.

Anyone with any information about this crime can 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 here.

— This story was updated at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, to correct an RCMP error regarding the date of the incident.

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