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West Kelowna man caught hiding in ceiling during break and enter

September 10, 2018 - 1:47 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A man is facing a number of charges after police found him hiding in the ceiling of a West Kelowna business after allegedly breaking in.

Police say it all started in the early morning hours on Sunday, Sept. 9, West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a commercial alarm going off for a possible break and enter in progress at a business located on the 3000 block of Louie Drive.

When police arrived, they noticed a smashed door leading to a vacant business adjacent to the business police were initially responding to, according to an RCMP media release.

“Once inside, investigators discovered damage to the interior walls, which separated the vacant business and the business of the reported alarm,” RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Police found a 31-year-old West Kelowna man hiding inside the ceilings which join the two businesses.

The man was arrested without incident and held in police custody. Charges have yet to be determined, but police say he could face numerous criminal charges.

“Police also allege that the suspect and individuals believed to be associated to him made serval attempts to lure our officers away from the scene,” O'Donaghey says. “As a result, the suspect and those individuals, identified by officers at the scene could face additional criminal charges.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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