Penticton RCMP investigate two residential break and enters

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PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are investigating a pair of break and enters, and in one of them, the crime went undetected even though someone was home at the time.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police were called to a Van Horne Avenue home around 9 a.m. July 15 after a reported break-in that took place at about 1:30 a.m. The occupant was in the residence watching television when he heard someone in the kitchen.

Thinking it was another resident, he didn’t investigate until he heard the sound of the screen door opening and someone leaving. He noticed some food items missing, but he didn't call the RCMP until later that morning when he noticed his keys missing.

In a second incident that took place Monday, July 17, police were called to a Wilson Street residence after the owner returned home after a two hour absence between 3:30 p.m. and and 5:30 p.m. to find several items stolen, including Samsung tablets and an HMV laptop, Wrigglesworth says.

The doors were locked and there was no sign of forced entry, he says.

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