Suspects sought after break and enter causes extensive damage to Kelowna businesses

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Press release from Kelowna RCMP on October 7, 2020 at 11:05AM:

RCMP is searching for a pair of break-in suspects, after what appears to be a foiled early morning attempt to steal a Bitcoin ATM from a business in Kelowna.

On October 7, 2020 at 3:02 a.m., RCMP received a report of a commercial break and enter in progress at a business in the 2000-block of Gordon Drive. Police were told that a white GMC Sierra pick-up truck had caused heavy damage to the exterior of multiple businesses in the complex and two suspects were attempting to steal an ATM.

RCMP believe that the white GMC Sierra pick-up truck was utilized more than once to ram into the exterior entrance of the building. The two suspects fled the scene in the pickup truck, leaving behind a tailgate at the scene.

“A preliminary assessment conducted by staff on site, suggests that despite the thousands of dollars in damage caused, nothing appears to be taken from inside the business as the suspects were unsuccessful in taking the Bitcoin ATM,” states Cst. Solana Paré, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. “Forensic investigators were called upon to examine the scene for physical evidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. To remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net