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Shoplifting suspects nabbed after using getaway vehicle as weapon in Summerland

August 25, 2021 - 11:39 AM

Two suspects were caught by police after allegedly stealing from a store in Summerland yesterday, and then using the getaway vehicle to strike an employee who tried to stop them.

Summerland RCMP received the report around 10 a.m. yesterday, Aug. 24, according to an RCMP media release.

The store is located in the 13000 block of Victoria Road North, where an employee allegedly noticed two men leave the store with goods they did not pay for. 

“Upon the men getting into a parked vehicle, the employee attempted to prevent them from leaving,” reads the media release. “One of the men driving the vehicle drove forward into the employee, causing him injury before immediately departing.”

As the RCMP investigated, officers went to a residence in Penticton on Perkins Crescent.

Officers executed a search warrant which resulted in the arrests of the two suspects. Both are in their early 30s and from Penticton.

They face numerous charges and will appear in court on Oct. 13.

“Additionally, several firearms, suspected stolen merchandise, and illegal drugs were all seized from the home,” RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy said.

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