RCMP investigate early morning break-in


2017-09-28 15:05 PDT

File # 2017-58598

RCMP are searching for two suspects they say are responsible for a break and enter during the early morning hours of Wednesday in Kelowna.

On September 27, 2017 at 2:48 am, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a break and enter just committed at a home in the 800 block of Hewetson Avenue in Kelowna. Police have since learned that two unidentified suspect males pushed their way inside the residence and threatened the property owner, who was home alone at the time.

Once inside the suspects made verbal demands to the victim, who eventually saw an opportunity to escape and fled his home on foot to a neighbour’s house to call 911. The home owner was not physically injured during the incident.

Both suspects were described to police as wearing black hoodies with their faces covered. One suspect was described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6 feet tall and around 190 pounds. The second suspect, also a Caucasian male, stood approximately 5 foot 8 inches in height.

The suspects eventually fled the man’s home in a pickup truck, later seized by police, after it was left abandoned in the driveway of a home on nearby South Ridge Drive, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. A search conducted in that area, with the assistance of Kelowna RCMP Police Dog Services, was negative for locating any suspects.

The Kelowna RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) has been engaged and continues to assist with the still ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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