West Kelowna neighbourhood fed up with criminal activity

West Kelowna neighbourhood fed up with criminal activity

Prowler frustrating West Kelowna residents

Residents of a Shannon Lake neighbourhood are fed up with a lack of police attention on a persistent problem.

“Once a month we’re getting broken into,” said Mike Young, a resident of Shannon Way, a street that’s being hard hit by a prowler.

“I think something should be done about it…but it costs police more to find this guy and prosecute him than it would to go out and give speeding tickets. The criminals are getting a freebie.”

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Without other options, Young decided to cast some light on the issue. This weekend he posted several clips of surveillance footage his neighbour took on his Facebook account and already it’s had more than 1,200 shares and 60,000 views.

“My truck and my neighbour’s truck, both got broken into and several thousand dollars worth of tools were stolen,” he said.

“My biggest concern, isn’t the property lost, though. I don’t care about my tools. They’re just things. It’s the fact the guy tried the neighbour’s door—that gave me the biggest scare. There are two women who live there and the thought of what could have happened…that’s the scary part.”

Young has turned the video footage over to police and all the tips that have come in from the video post.

He said several people claim to know who the prowler is.

Until something comes of it, however, Young said he fears he and his neighbours will just have to wait for the next break in because there’s no other way to deal with the monthly occurrence.

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