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RCMP looking for suspect after 'costly' vandalism to storefront windows in Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP are trying to identify this man.

Kelowna RCMP are looking for information after receiving reports from businesses on Pandosy Street about their windows being scratched to create what appears to be graffiti tags.

The first report came in on April 21 from a business in the 2600 block of Pandosy Street then, shortly after, from a second business in the 2900 block.

“While on route to then second location, the officer observed the same tagging on multiple business in the area,” a Kelowna RCMP news release said. “It was determined that approximately 30 businesses in total had sustained similar damage.”

It's believed the vandalism happened between the late hours of April 20 to the early morning of April 22.


“This is unacceptable and costly vandalism that can take a large financial toll on small businesses,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Mike Della-Paolera said in the release. “Officers will conduct an extensive video canvass to try and identify who is responsible, and most importantly charge them appropriately.”

People and businesses with more information on the incidents, or who can identify the person in the photo, are asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and reference file number 2023-21153. Or they can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.net.

Business that were hit by the vandalism but have yet to report it are also asked to call in.

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