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Vehicle stolen from Vernon residence set ablaze

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November 16, 2018 - 12:04 PM

VERNON - RCMP are looking for a suspect after an early morning break and enter in Vernon ended with a stolen vehicle being lit on fire.

Homeowners were awoken by the sound of a garage door opening and their car being stolen, according to an RCMP media release. Police were called to the residence in the 6900 block of Marshall Road just before 3 a.m. today, Nov. 16.

Police say someone had entered home while they were sleeping and stole a basket that contained an iPad, two iPhones, and a purse and wallet containing credit cards, identification and vehicle keys. The suspect then went into the garage and drove away in their Grey Dodge Journey.

Shortly after the break and enter, officers spotted the stolen vehicle leaving a convenience store. Officers tried to stop the suspect vehicle but the driver fled at a high rate of speed.

It was later located at Okanagan Landing Elementary School fully engulfed in flames. Members of the Okanagan Landing Fire Department put out the blaze.

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing and will be assisted by the Forensic Identification Unit.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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