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Security cameras catch thief trying to break into West Kelowna home

A West Kelowna man shared surveillance footage of a man he says stole thousands of dollars of tools before trying the front door of a neighbours home Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
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November 20, 2017 - 10:31 AM

WEST KELOWNA – A West Kelowna man has posted surveillance footage to social media of a thief he says broke into two vehicles in his Shannon Way neighbourhood and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools.

Mike Young posted the footage Saturday evening, Nov. 18 saying the theft happened shortly before 5 a.m. that day.

“My truck, my neighbor's truck on Shannon Way in West Kelowna, both got broken into last night and several thousand dollars worth of tools were stolen,” he says.

Three clips are included in the post, with two showing a man wearing a winter coat and baseball hat. He can also be seen carrying a length of hose as he goes to Young’s neighbours' front door. Young says two women live at the house, but the thief was unable to get inside.

“I can only imagine what could have happened,” he says. “It’s one thing to be a loser and car prowl, but the reason for the post is because of my neighbours' safety.”

It’s already received more than 1,100 shares on Facebook and 55,000 views.

“We’ve had quite a few promising (tips from the public),” he says.

If you recognize the man in the footage or have any information that may help catch the thief, phone the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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