VIDEO: Two Thieves Spark Traffic Hazard
On July 15, 2019 just after 12 p.m., RCMP received a report of a commercial break, enter and theft from a winery located along Chute Lake Road in Kelowna’s Southwest Mission area.
Police conducted a review of video surveillance footage captured by the business, which shows as the suspects gained access to a storage area on the property and removed a number of tools.
The unknown male suspects were associated to a dark green mini van, believed to be a Chevrolet make.
“Their tactics were anything but subtle,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna RCMP. “After loading an arc welder, a car jack and other tools into the van, the suspects haphazardly tied a generator to the rear of the vehicle and drove away from the scene.”
“The generator not only created a serious traffic hazard on the roadway, but the sparks it created from being dragged along the asphalt posed a significant risk of triggering a wildfire,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.
If you witnessed this incident or you have any information that may be of assistance to investigators, you are asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net
Photograph: Still image taken from video surveillance footage which shows the two unknown suspects in the foreground and the suspect vehicle, with it’s headlights on, in the background;
Video: Footage which shows the suspect vehicle, a dark green minivan possibly Chevrolet, leaving the targeted property towing a stolen generator which is sparking on the roadway;