Propane theft prompts Penticton police to seek public assistance

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are looking for a person or persons with an excessive need for propane.

Thirteen propane tanks were reported missing from the Skaha Lake Road 7-11 gas bar on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

The tanks are believed to have gone missing between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, stolen from an exterior display. The suspect most likely loaded the tanks into a vehicle and hauled them away, says RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

The theft was not reported gas bar staff until 6:30 p.m. on December 29.

Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of the missing tanks is asked to contact Penticton RCMP’s Cst. Ritcey at 250-492-4300. Anonymous information can be passed on to the police through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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