VIDEO: Two Thieves Spark Traffic Hazard

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;

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;