Penticton police investigating vehicle thefts, including a $19,000 excavator

Penticton RCMP are looking for a stolen excavator and a 1997 Honda Accord that went missing last week in the region.

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are looking for an excavator stolen from an Okanagan Falls worksite last week.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says sometime overnight on Sept. 20 a yellow, Komatsu PC36R-8 excavator, valued at $19,000, was stolen from a winery construction site in Okanagan Falls.

The excavator has “Freedom Excavation” along with the phone number 250-490-7280 on the back windshield. The serial number is 35301. The machine is also equipped with unique plastic padded tracks that make it “concrete friendly.”

Police are also on the lookout for a green, 1997 Honda Accord four door sedan stolen from a Roy Avenue parking lot on Sept. 24.

Wrigglesworth says surveillance video shows a man wearing a black Miami Heat baseball cap using a coat hanger to get inside the car. He then gets in and drives away.

The vehicle’s B.C. license number is FCO 52T.


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