Kelowna RCMP warns residents of Rutland about break and enters into unlocked homes

Kelowna

2022-02-13 13:17 PST

File # 2022-8196

The Kelowna RCMP is warning residents in Rutland to lock their doors after a series of break and enters this weekend.

The Kelowna RCMP is investigating three break and enters into homes in an area of Rutland off Mugford Road. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for all three incidents.

The first incident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m. on February 12th, 2022 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 demanded money and fled the home with undisclosed amount of cash and valuables.

The second incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. on February 13th, 2022 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 as it had been discarded.

The third incident occurred at 6:08 a.m. on February 13th, 2022 at a residence in the 190-block of Poonian Court. In this incident the suspect entered the basement suite of a home. The suspect threated the resident with a knife and fled the home with an undisclosed amount of valuables.

The description of the suspect was the same in all three cases. The suspect is described as a white man in his twenties with a tall, thin build, wearing dark-coloured clothes, dark-coloured hoodie, gloves, and a mask.

Thankfully no one was injured as a result of these incidents, said Cpl. Tammy Lobb, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna RCMP. In all three incidents, the suspect gained entry through an unlocked door. The Kelowna RCMP is reminding residents in Rutland to ensure their doors and windows are secure and call police if they observe any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.

These investigations are being led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Support Team (GIST). If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or the suspect, please call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. To remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net
 

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Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.rcmp.ca
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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