Vernon RCMP recover stolen motorcycle

Mounties in Vernon have recovered a motorcycle taken in Kelowna a day prior and police need help to identify suspect

Kelowna RCMP have released video surveillance footage of an alleged suspect in a motorcycle theft. The vehicle was stolen in Kelowna and recovered in Vernon.

Mounties in Vernon have recovered a motorcycle taken in Kelowna a day prior and police are turning to the public to help identify their suspect.

On Thursday, July 28, just after 6 a.m.,  Kelowna RCMP received a report of a theft of a motorcycle that had just occurred outside the Tim Hortons Restaurant in the 1900 block of Kane Road in Glenmore.

Police learned that the owner of the grey 2008 Honda motorcycle had been approached in the parking lot by the suspect who asked if he could sit on the bike and the owner obliged.

The suspect then started the motorcycle and rode around the parking lot, before taking off northbound on Glenmore Road.

“Thanks to both the media and the general public, the motorcycle was recovered less than 24 hours later by the Vernon RCMP, after a tip was received from the public that the stolen motorcycle had been spotted in the 3800 block of 40th Avenue,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP.

“Police are now releasing video surveillance photos taken of their alleged suspect in the motorcycle theft. We would like to once again turn to the public for their assistance, this time to help identify our suspect.”

The alleged suspect is described as in his late 30s to early 40s, six-feet tall, slender build with short, dark hair and facial stubble.

Second photo of alleged suspect in connection with a motorcycle stolen in Kelowna and recovered in Vernon. – RCMP photo

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

You can 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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