Thieves exchange one stolen pickup for another in Summerland

Summerland RCMP are investigating a pickup truck theft that involved suspects leaving a stolen vehicle in place of the one they had taken.

SUMMERLAND - Police are investigating the theft of a pick up truck and a couple of break and enters that took place last week in the community.

Cpl. Christopher Richardson says in a release that Summerland RCMP investigated a call to a Julia Street address on Jan. 24 after a white 3/4 ton Dodge pickup, with B.C. plates KH6960 was reported stolen.

Investigations show that suspects used a second pickup to push the Dodge to the road. The second pickup was left at the scene. Police learned it had been reported stolen in Penticton.

Richardson says RCMP also attended a single vehicle accident at Arkell Road and Highway 97 on Jan. 28. The driver was travelling on Highway 97 when the vehicle struck a concrete barrier and flipped on its side.

Firefighters were called to the scene to extricate a driver from a Toyota Corolla. The driver, who was the lone occupant, was taken to hospital and appears to have sustained only minor injuries.

Police also investigated a broken window reported overnight on Jan. 24 at the Peacock Perch Liquor Store.

Locks were broken during a break and enter at the nursery on Washington Avenue on Jan. 27.

Both incidents are still under investigation.

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