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Thieves busted thanks to tip from Kelowna victims

January 24, 2019 - 1:54 PM

KELOWNA - One man has been charged with break and enter, and others may face charges, after a pair of victims tracked their stolen property to a house in Kelowna.

Police raided the house in the 1000 block of Clement Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, according to an RCMP media release.

Ten people were taken into custody and 51-year-old George Rodgers of Kelowna has been charged with break and enter and possession of break-in instruments.

RCMP say two other Kelowna men, 26 and 37 years old, may also be charged. They’ve been released from custody and are expected to appear in court on April 22. The remainder of those taken into custody were released by police.

“A large number of items, including allegedly stolen electronics, illicit drugs and prohibited weapons, were seized by police,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release. “A number of the stolen items seized by police, have since been linked to recent commercial break and enters.”

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