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Thieves come away mostly empty-handed after several Penticton homes broken into

January 31, 2017 - 11:53 AM

PENTICTON - Damage caused by break-ins in Penticton last week outweighed what thieves obtained in loot.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police responded to four residential break and enters in the city last week.

On Jan. 26, police were summoned to a Green Avenue East residence where someone used a crowbar to gain entry, sometime overnight, to a garage in an attempt to steal a 2003 Saturn Ion sedan, Wrigglesworth says. The suspect broke the car's steering column and police are examining the vehicle for evidence.

Another break and enter was reported to have occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., on Jan. 26 at a Windsor Avenue home where a main bedroom had been ransacked and money stolen out of a dresser.

Churchill Avenue residents reported a break and enter they believed occurred between 4 and 5 p.m. on Jan. 26. The front door had been kicked in, but nothing apparently stolen in the incident.

On Jan. 29, a house on Lakeview Street was broken into. The front door had been kicked in and rooms rummaged. The only item reported missing was a gold Omega watch with the inscription 'B.C. Government thanks for 40 years.'

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