RCMP urges Rutland residents to ensure their doors and windows are secure (Black Press file photo).

String of weekend break and enters in Rutland

The same suspect is believed to be associated with all the break ins

Kelowna RCMP is issuing a warning about break and enters into unlocked homes

An unidentified man entered three homes in the Rutland area off of Mugford Road, according to police.

RCMP believes the same suspect is responsible for all three incidents. A suspect is described as a white man in his twenties with a tall, thin build, wearing dark-coloured clothes, a dark-coloured hoodie, gloves, and a mask.

“Thankfully no one was injured as a result of these incidents,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb. “In all three incidents, the suspect gained entry through an unlocked door.”

The first incident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. on Feb. 12, at a residence in the 600-block of Hardie Court. A resident in the home awoke to a male suspect in his living room. The suspect reportedly demanded money and fled the home with an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables.

The second incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. on Feb.13, at a residence in the 500-block of Primrose Road. A resident saw a man behaving suspiciously around his vehicle in his driveway. The resident later learned his home had been entered and his cell phone was missing. The cell phone was later located several blocks away, discarded by the suspect.

The third incident occurred at 6:08 a.m. the same day at a residence in the 190-block of Poonian Court. In this incident, the suspect entered the basement suite of a home. The suspect allegedly threatened the resident with a knife and fled the home with an undisclosed amount of valuables.

The Kelowna RCMP is reminding residents in Rutland to ensure their doors and windows are secure and call the police if they observe any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood, stated Cpl. Lobb.

Investigations are ongoing, however, RCMP is urging anyone with information related to the string of break and enters to call 250-762-3300. To remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at crimestoppers.net.


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