This tailgate was left behind at a West Kelowna creash scene

Stolen vehicle used in one or more West Kelowna break-ins

Stolen truck makes an appear in at least one break-in over the weekend at Sears the clothing store Open Road Store

  • Dec. 10, 2012 10:00 a.m.

A stolen black pickup truck was used in at least one robbery Saturday.

West Kelowna RCMP were called to a hit-and-run crash on Old Okanagan Highway near Bylands Road around midnight, after a black pickup truck being driven near the new Sears without its lights on apparently hit a sign.

The driver fled the scene in the truck, but left the tailgate from the vehicle behind.

Police then received a commercial alarm from the Sears in West Kelowna. Upon further examination, it was determined that a rear window had been smashed and that several items had been stolen including four LED television sets and two vacuum cleaners.

The value of the items stolen is estimated at more than $3700 and the black pickup truck is believed to be associated with the incident.

Later that same morning, at 3:50 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report someone had broken into Open Road Store, located at 100-2330 Highway 97 South.

A black crew-cab pickup truck had been observed backing into the front of the store and causing the glass to break. The driver then entered the store and took an undetermined amount of clothing.

The vehicle was described as a newer black GMC crew-cab with fancy rims, lowered profile and a loud exhaust. Based on the description, police believe it may be a black 2000 GMC Sierra, BC Plate 3693JG, which was stolen late last month from a residence on Sumac Road.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, reporting online at or texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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