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Stolen car used in $60,000 Kelowna X-ray heist

Kelowna RCMP say this man used a stolen car to smash his way into Premiere Jewellery and Loan and stole two x-ray machines Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
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February 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

KELOWNA – Two $30,000 X-ray machines were stolen from a Kelowna pawn shop after a suspect used a stolen car to ram the front of the store.

Shortly after 5 a.m. today, Feb. 6, a commercial alarm notified police of multiple glass breaks at Premier Jewellery and Loans on Bredin Road.

“RCMP attended and discovered the business’s store front smashed in from an apparent vehicle,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release.

O’Donaghey says evidence at the scene allowed investigators to determine the vehicle used was likely stolen and found abandoned not far from the scene.

The black two-door Saturn has been seized by police and is being examined for evidence.

A Thermo Scientific Niton DXL X-ray machine and an Olympus Gold Xpert X-ray machine, worth $30,000 each, were among the items taken.

The suspect is a Caucasian male in his mid-20’s, wearing a grey hoodie, a brown leather jacket, black pants and a black toque with red writing.

Surveillance footage shows a man police say stole two $30,000 x-ray machines Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
Surveillance footage shows a man police say stole two $30,000 x-ray machines Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
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Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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