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West Kelowna RCMP busted 23 shoplifters in two days

Thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise was returned to West Kelowna businesses after a crackdown on shoplifting last month.
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The West Kelowna RCMP took action against shoplifters last month.

On Nov. 18 and 19, police officers teamed up with local businesses and loss prevention officers for their sixth proactive enforcement project, according to an RCMP media release

Surveillance was conducted on shoppers inside the stores, and those who attempted to steal were apprehended when they left the building.

“Some of the thieves attempted to leave the stores with shopping carts full of stolen merchandise,” the release says.

Over the course of the two days, 23 alleged thieves were busted.

Reports of theft in progress come in regularly, according to the RCMP. 

“The West Kelowna RCMP continues to be committed to preventing threats of, or violence towards the professionals that prevent retail theft in our communities,” Cpl. Judith Bertrand said in the release.

"Thankfully, police officers have developed good partnerships with lost prevention officers. Together, the group can reduce shoplifting by collecting evidence and safely arresting the suspects while they are still in possession of the merchandise.”


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