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Yukon man arrested in North Okanagan for vehicle theft, break and enter

Vernon RCMP say the break-in happened just before 6 a.m., with the lone suspect stealing a vehicle from the location. Global News

A Yukon man was arrested during the weekend for allegedly breaking into a North Okanagan business and stealing a vehicle.

According to Vernon RCMP, the 33-year-old man from Whitehorse broke into a commercial property along the 2800 block of 48th Avenue during the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 21.

Police say the break-in happened just before 6 a.m., with the lone suspect stealing a vehicle from the location.

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Vernon RCMP said a security guard witnessed the incident and provided police with a description of the suspect and the stolen vehicle, as well as the direction of travel.

At 6 a.m., police say officers located and stopped the stolen vehicle along 27th Street.

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The driver was detained but escaped and fled. Police gave chase, and, following a brief pursuit, the man was arrested and taken into custody. He is facing charges of break and enter, mischief, theft of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and driving while prohibited. He has not been identified.

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