Break-in suspect apprehended

A 47 year-old West Kelowna man faces charges after breaking into a business Monday afternoon on Elliott Road.

Responding to a commercial alarm, the RCMP witnessed the suspect inside the fenced compound, stacking items to remove from the property.   

The man attempted to flee the scene. 

"During a search of the commercial property, officers spotted a suspect inside the fenced compound," states RCMP Corporal  Jesse O'Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional Detachment. 

"When confronted, the male suspect scaled the security fence and fled on foot. He was arrested a short distance away without incident," O'Donaghey added.

The suspect was scheduled to make a court appearance Monday afternoon.