Update: Hit and run suspect at Kelowna Bank of Montreal located

Kelowna police have the pictures, need your help to identify erratic driver.

  • Jun. 15, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Surveillance photos of the black SUV

Thanks to the media and tips provided by the public, police have identified the suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run early Saturday morning.

“A tip from the public quickly aided police to locate and identify the suspect vehicle involved in the hit and run crash which caused property damage to the Bank of Montreal at Harvey Avenue and Gordon Drive,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“Police have since spoken with the vehicles registered owner who was issued a violation ticket under the BC Motor Vehicle Act for fail to stop when in accident resulting in damage to property.”

June 15, 2016

Kelowna RCMP have released images of a suspect vehicle allegedly involved in a hit and run crash early Saturday morning.

Now they want your help to locate the suspect vehicle and driver.

At about 4:56 a.m. June 11, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a hit and run with property damage to the Bank of Montreal located at 1141 Harvey Ave.

pillar damagePolice figure that the collision occurred just a few minutes before the call came in as the suspect vehicle was observed being driven erratically in the parking lot before it clipped a pillar of the bank.

The suspect vehicle left  the scene and fled southbound on Gordon Drive.

The vehicle is described as a newer black SUV believed to be a Toyota Rav-4. Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle would have notable damage to its front passenger side, including the front bumper, as well as to its amber coloured signal lamp lens.

The vehicle appeared to have a new driver “N” sign on the rear, as well as red packing tape surrounding the front passenger side window, which appeared to be missing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Paul Legault, of the Kelowna RCMP, by phone at 250-762-3300 or by email at paul.legault@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 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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