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RCMP looking for owner of lumber stolen in Kelowna

This truck loaded with stolen lumber is suspected to have been used in a number of construction site thefts in the Kelowna area over the past few months.
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August 11, 2021 - 9:45 AM

The RCMP’s highway patrol is looking for the owner of a stolen lumber seized in Kelowna on Aug. 4.

At about 10:30 a.m. that day, officers spotted a black Ford F-150 parked in an industrial area near Edwards Road at Acland Road in Kelowna.

The truck matched the description of vehicle suspected to have been used in a series building material thefts from a number of construction sites over the past few months.

Police questioned that driver, who was a man in his 40s who was known to police. He could not prove the lumber in the truck was his so the truck was towed and the lumber seized.

It’s thought the lumber was stolen between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Aug. 4.

Police are asking the owner of the lumber to claim it by calling B.C. Highway Patrol in Kelowna at 250-491-5354 and quote file 2021-3964.

“You may be asked to provide proof of ownership and a detailed description and quantity of materials stolen," RCMP said in a news release. “A copy of any video surveillance of the site of the theft, if it exists, may be requested and would aid investigators with their ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information about this or similar thefts from construction sites in Kelowna and surrounding area in the past several months is asked to call B.C. Highway Patrol in Kelowna at 250-491-5354 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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