Penticton police seeking two men in Naramata winery theft
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July 04, 2017 - 10:50 AM
PENTICTON - A Naramata winery was victimized by a brazen theft involving heavy equipment yesterday.
Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the equipment shop of a winery located in the 7400 block of North Naramata Road reported a break in around 5:16 a.m. yesterday, July 2.
A lock on a gate had been cut and a tractor with a front loader was used to lift two ATVs, a pressure washer, a Miller welder, a hoe pack and other equipment onto a flat deck trailer.
A short time later the equipment and the flat deck trailer was located on Sutherland Crescent and recovered, Wrigglesworth says.
The trailer was observed being abandoned there, and is associated with a jacked up, black F350 pickup, which has not been located by police.
Two men were seen with the truck, one of whom has been identified after a witness was able to provide the license plate for the truck.
Wrigglesworth says the second suspect is a man in his 30s with a shaved head and a nice tan.
A Millermatic 251 welder, a chainsaw, line trimmer and hand tools are still missing. The other larger stolen items were found with the trailer.
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