RCMP are looking for the suspect or suspects who allegedly broke into a storage locker last week and stole coins, gold bars and cash, among other items -Image: Contributed

Gold, silver stolen from West Kelowna storage locker

RCMP say thieves are alleged to have taken $150,000 of precious metals and art on Nov. 10

RCMP are investigating after thieves allegedly stole several thousand ounces of precious metals and cash from a West Kelowna storage locker.

On Nov. 12, police were called to the scene of a reported break and enter to a storage unit, within a storage facility in the industrial area of West Kelowna. The renter had been contacted by an alarm company on Nov. 10, regarding an alarm activation to his storage unit. However he was unable to immediately attend to check on his personal possessions.

“Police have learned that over 5,000 ounces of silver and gold, in various forms including coins and bars, along with cash and a rare acrylic sculpture titled Eye of the Flame, was taken from within the storage unit,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Our complainant was understandably distraught over the theft, which totalled in excess of $150,000 in loss.”

The RCMP investigation is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. 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.

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