Santa hat wearing thief targets Okanagan golf club

Vernon golf and country club

RCMP in the north Okanagan are investigating two break-and-enters at a golf club in a span of 24 hours.

The first break-and-enter at the Vernon Golf and Country Club on Kalamalka Lake Road happened on Tuesday at 6 a.m. Police say an unknown person broke  into the club and fled with a number of liquor bottles. The second break-and-enter happened at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.  The suspect, who is seen wearing a Santa hat in surveillance video, once again escapes with liquor bottles.

Police are investigating and trying to determine of the two break-and-enters are connected.

RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding either of these crimes to contact Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800)-222-8477.



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