KELOWNA — For most of us it’s a Monday to Friday 8 hour grind; we leave our homes in the morning and spend much of the day at the workplace. It seems some Kelowna criminals are capitalizing on those empty homes, helping themselves to your stuff.
The Kelowna RCMP is investigating a rash of daytime break and enters in the Rutland neighbourhood, in and around Jack Pine and Huckleberry Road area last Wednesday (August 27).
“Three homes were the target of the break and enters between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:00 pm,” says Constable Kelly Brett. “Suspects gained entry to all three homes through insecure windows and a locked front door.”
Cash, jewellery, passports, computers and electronics are just some of the items swiped. RCMP also report a white BMW X3 was also stolen from the same area.
Taking into account the amount stolen and how long the thieves spent in the neighbourhood, police believe multiple people with potentially multiple vehicles were involved. RCMP located an abandoned stolen car that same day in the area that may be connected to the case. A grey 1997 Honda CRV was located on Jack Pine Road, with damage to the rear drivers side. Police don’t know how many suspects they’re searching for, but are asking anyone with information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.