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One vehicle recovered as another one goes missing in rural break-in

Police are investigating a break-in and theft of a vehicle from the St. Andrews subdivsion on White Lake Road. The incident also has ties to vehicle thefts in Peachland.
October 10, 2017 - 12:39 PM

PENTICTON - One vehicle was recovered but two are still missing after thieves swapped a stolen vehicle during a residential break-in at St. Andrews by the Lake Golf Course yesterday.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police responded to a break-in at a St. Andrews Drive home at the golf course on White Lake Road yesterday, Oct. 9 at approximately 7:20 a.m.

An attached garage at the address was broken into, with security video showing a man with his face covered disconnecting the video camera. An ipad and keys to a truck were stolen, and a jeep was broken into.

Wrigglesworth says police also recovered a 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan at the scene, which they discovered had been stolen from a residence in the 5900 block of Highway 97 in Peachland on Oct. 6. The Peachland van owners had reported the theft of a purse with identification, cash, cell phones and credit cards.

A second vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Caravan, was also reported stolen in the same incident. Both vans had been filled with antiques destined for an antique show at the time.

Around 10:15 a.m., yesterday, police received a call from a neighbouring St. Andrews Drive resident, who reported his 2017 Ford Escape with B.C. plate EN375A stolen sometime overnight.

The 2004 Dodge Caravan and the 2017 Ford Escape have not been recovered.


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