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Playstations, video games and designer sunglasses snatched in Vernon break-ins

RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy
December 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM

VERNON - Police are investigating three similar incidents where homes were broken into during the daylight hours, and raided of electronics and jewellery.

The first incident happened sometime on Nov. 30 when a home in the 4200 block of 30 Street was broken into. A Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and two dozen video games, plus a pocket watch and a gold ring were taken, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says.

A few days later on Dec. 2, a home in the 2100 block of 43 Avenue was hit. Again, some two dozen video games were taken, plus an XBox 1, an iPhone and other items.

Also on Dec. 2, a home in the 2300 block of 42 Avenue was broken into, and two pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses, a blue Acer laptop, and a flashlight were swiped.

All the break-ins happened during the daytime when no one was home.

“It’s safer for them to break in during the day when they know everyone is at work,” Noseworthy says.

While the items stolen in the first two break-ins are quite similar, Noseworthy says the incidents aren’t necessarily connected, although police are looking at the possibility.

“It could be someone very interested in video games, but in reality, it’s just very easy things to pawn,” she says.

Police are also investigating a commercial break-and-enter from Dec. 1 when someone is believed to have hopped the fence at Chasers Bottle Depot on 31 Street. The individual stole a white Ford E250 van and drove it through the locked gate. The vehicle has not been recovered, and Noseworthy says it likely has some front end damage from ramming through the gate.

Anybody with information on any of the incidents is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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