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Vehicle in Kamloops found stripped of tires on Westsyde Road

The car was spotted missing four tires and a window this morning, where it had reportedly been parked for some time in Westsyde.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Ben Beach
July 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A Kamloops resident came across a an scene this morning — a sports car in a rural area missing all four tires with two windows smashed in.

The vehicle was parked on the side Westsyde Road near Privato Winery, with the drivers door and the trunk left open.

Inside the car are some exposed wires on the driver's side, but no personal belongings in sight.

The wiring in the vehicle appears to be tampered with, and there are no personal belongings in sight.
The wiring in the vehicle appears to be tampered with, and there are no personal belongings in sight.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Ben Beach

Ben Beach said the vehicle was fully intact yesterday, July 30. He estimates the damage was done between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

This is not the first time tires have been stolen off vehicles in Kamloops, and police have warned residents in the past. 

READ MORE: Truck owner says tire thieves won't affect her love of Kamloops

Photos of the vehicle were posted to a Facebook Westsyde community group, and several locals commented that the vehicle had been parked in that location for several days.

The Kamloops RCMP is investigating, and have yet to find the owner of the vehicle. 

"It does appear to be a mischief and a potential theft from the vehicle," Sgt. Brian O'Callaghan said.

"It doesn't appear that it was stolen at this pint in time."

— This story was updated at 2:43 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 to add comments from Kamloops RCMP, and to specify the location of the vehicle.


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