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Police looking for pair of thieves who stole $45K worth of goods from two Kamloops businesses

The thieves made off with about a dozen cars, some complete in package from RC National in Kamloops, Oct. 21, 2020.
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October 22, 2020 - 2:32 PM

Police are searching for two suspects they believe stole a vehicle and used it to rob two Kamloops businesses early yesterday morning. 

Kamloops RCMP received a report of a stolen mini bus from a business located in the 900-block of McGill Road at 9:53 a.m. Oct. 21, according to a release.

Police were also alerted to two commercial break and enters, one in the 200-block of Lansdowne Street and one at RC Nation on Victoria Street West in the early hours of Oct. 21. 

The two suspects in both commercial thefts wore dark hoodies and baseball caps. They are associated to a mini bus matching the description of the vehicle stolen that morning, a white 2006 Ford Mini Bus. 

“Our investigators believe that the suspects stole the mini bus overnight from the McGill Road area in order to carry out their crime spree,” Sgt. Darren Michels said. “We are interested in hearing from any additional businesses that may have been targeted by these thieves and have not yet initiated a police report.”

The thieves smashed the window of the Lansdowne business to gain entry and stole several collectable items with a combined estimated value of over $20,000.

They were also caught on security camera at RC Nation stealing several items including remote controlled cars and a cash register, estimated to be over $25,000 in total. 

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The stolen mini bus mini bus, which had B.C. license plate number NT 4992, has not yet been located. 

Anyone with any information on the location of this stolen commercial vehicle or the identity of either suspect is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-2477.

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