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Three suspects arrested at Kelowna luxury hotel for stealing cars, identities

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January 13, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Two men and a woman were arrested on Jan. 4 after Kelowna RCMP were called to a local luxury hotel to look into claims they had illegally obtained a hotel room. While investigating, officers noticed evidence of numerous other crimes.

Two men, one aged 25 and the other 33, and a 25-year-old women were arrested. One man and the woman remain in custody, according to an RCMP news release.

“Police seized items associated to at least eight commercial break and enters in Kelowna and a substantial amount of evidence related to identify theft,” the news release states. “The investigation has also shown that the suspects have been involved in theft of vehicle offences. Members of the Street Enforcement Unit also recovered two stolen vehicles valued at approximately $60,000 which were stolen from a local car dealership.”

Charges include possession of property worth more than $5,000, fraud and identity fraud, among others. More charges may be laid.

On Jan. 10, after arresting two of the three for new offences, a second search warrant was executed at another location associated to the individuals where more stolen property, believed to be from a local dealership and a business was found, along with, more evidence of identity theft from elsewhere in the Okanagan.

Police are seeking extradition of the two remaining in custody back to Alberta.

Anyone with information regarding property crime or other criminal offence is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300 or calling anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at http://www.crimestoppers.net.


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