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Vernon computer theft linked to Kelowna electronics grab-and-dash thefts

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December 14, 2018 - 10:49 AM

VERNON - Vernon RCMP are investigating an electronics theft with links to a similar Kelowna incident earlier this week.

Just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, four men walked into the London Drugs at 4400 32nd St. in Vernon, with their identities concealed, according to an RCMP media release.

They went to the electronics section of the store where they grabbed two laptop computers from a display and fled. Police call this crime a grab-and-dash. No arrests have been made.

RCMP describe the four suspects as non-white men, each wearing dark clothing, hoodies and hats, with one man wearing a mask.

“The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are currently investigating this incident and will continue to liaise with the Kelowna RCMP in gathering evidence and identifying the subjects, as they are believed to be related at this time,” Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in the release.

Six thieves committed thefts in a number of Orchard Park Mall shops yesterday.

Vernon RCMP are seeking witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have witnessed the men in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 250-545-7171, and reference file #2018-29246. Citizens can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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