Penticton RCMP recover stolen minivan

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PENTICTON - It didn’t take police long to recover a stolen minivan in Penticton last week.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police were notified of the theft of a Honda Odyssey from the parking lot of Starbucks at 300 Riverside Dr. on Sept. 6.

The vehicle had been left running due to a faulty battery, he says.

Members of the detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit located the vehicle on Orchard Avenue a short time later and put the vehicle under surveillance.

Wrigglesworth says around 12:10 p.m., a man and woman entered the rear of the vehicle, the woman eventually occupying the driver’s seat.

Police were able to make arrests without incident, charging the woman with possession of stolen property over $5,000.

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