No connection in rash of break-ins

Multiple break and enters occurred in Penticton last week and police are saying there is no connection.



Police are saying there is nothing to connect the recent rash of break-ins that hit three business in Penticton last week.

A break and enter occurred at Moduline Industries on 1175 Railway St. around 6 a.m. Nov. 5. Employees reported that a padlock on the north-side gate was cut and there was damage to a vending machine. It is suspected that a cart of electrical wire was stolen. Police found fingerprints on the scene.

True Colours Paint and Window Coverings on Fairview Road and Stutters DKI on Government Street were also broken into. The manager of True Colours arrived on the morning of Nov. 5 to find the front window to the business smashed and cash from the register missing.

On the evening of Nov. 9 the Canadian Red Cross office on 575 Main St. was broken into. The glass door was smashed and a computer was stolen.  That same night two vehicles were broken into on Industrial Avenue. Police are not saying that the break-ins are related as of yet.

“The relationship at this point is that they happened in Penticton and they are (break and enters),” said Cpl. Wrigglesworth. “And that 99 per cent of property crimes are due to drug addiction to support drug habits.”