Thief caught selling goods stolen from downtown Kelowna home

A 27-year-old man managed to outrun a homeowner who interrupted a robbery, but RCMP caught him selling the goods hours later

  • Jul. 2, 2013 8:00 a.m.

A 27-year-old Kelowna man is in custody facing the possibility of several charges after police responded to a break and enter in progress Friday night.

Just before the dinner hour Friday evening, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a break-in at a home in the 500-block of Okanagan Boulevard.

A man in his mid-twenties had apparently caught someone inside his home and was chasing him towards downtown Kelowna.

“The caller lost sight of the suspect and a police service dog was unable to locate him,” said Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP.

Later that evening, a man matching the description of the suspect was reported to police as he appeared to be selling what the caller suspected to be stolen property near the Queensway bus loop. Police responded and found him inside the Subway restaurant nearby.

He is likely to be charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance when he appears in court today.

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