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Six thieves hit three stores in Orchard Park Mall within minutes

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December 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM

KELOWNA - Police are on the lookout for up to six people who hit three stores in Orchard Park Mall yesterday in a coordinated grab-and-dash theft. 

They made off with thousands of dollars in electronics equipment, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a release today, Dec. 13. 

Around 3:30 p.m. police were first called to Best Buy in the mall, then they were called to two other locations in the mall describing roughly the same thing: six non-white males, wearing dark clothing, hoodies, hats or masks grabbed electronics and fled from the store on foot. 

“The investigation into all three incidents, which police believe to be carried out within just minutes of one another and subsequently related, is continuing at this time,” O’Donaghey says. “Our investigation will include a review of the video surveillance footage of the mall and any nearby businesses.”

Several witnesses said the suspects were last seen at an apartment building on nearby Durnin Road.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and cite police file number 2018-76124. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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