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Penticton resident cleans up on laundry room thief

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May 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton resident caught a would-be thief in the act last week.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says around 12:45 a.m. May 17 a resident at an apartment building in the 200 block of Scott Avenue heard a loud bang.

Upon investigation, he found a man trying to break into the laundry room. When confronted, the suspect took a swing at the resident with what appeared to be a hammer, but missed, Wrigglesworth says.

He fled and the resident called police, then chased the suspect down the street and caught him on Winnipeg Street. He held the man until police arrived.

Kurtis Kenney, 24, has been charged with break and enter and assault with a weapon and is scheduled to be back in court on May 31.

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