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Police release image of car they say may be behind rash of Lake Country thefts

A CrimeStoppers release says this 1992 Mazda MX-3 GS may be involved in the rash of thefts from Lake Country vehicles.
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October 06, 2016 - 2:23 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – RCMP say they have footage of a vehicle they believe is involved in the numerous incident of theft from vehicles in Lake Country.

A Crime Stoppers release says the vehicle is likely a 1992 Mazda MX-3 GS.

“This small black car with a very loud muffler is believed to be driven by the thieves,” the release says.

It also says several more wallets have been stolen from unlocked vehicles in Lake Country on Sept. 24. The vehicles were parked on Okanagan Centre Road West.

“The suspects were able to use the tap function of the debit card at two local stores,” the release says. “The victim’s truck, a Chevy Silverado, also had the light bar stolen from it.   

On Oct. 3 another victim on Shoreline Drive also reported a stolen wallet.  

“Because keys for another vehicle at the residence were in the truck the thieves were doubly lucky,” the release says.

Items taken include a gym bag with workout accessories, a gun magazine for a rifle, prescription glasses and Lulu Lemon clothing. The credit cards were used at the 7-Eleven three times between 4:45 a.m. and 5:05 a.m. 

“Video footage captured this male and female alternating entry into the store to use the stolen cards.”

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit the website at www.crimestoppers.net. Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2,000.

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