Penticton RCMP looking for teen suspects after 17 vehicles damaged

Tires slashed and paint scratched during vandalism spree Sunday along downtown waterfront

Mounties are looking for two teenagers believed to be responsible for vandalizing at least 17 vehicles early Sunday along the downtown Penticton waterfront.

Penticton RCMP were called out at 5:30 a.m. to a report of two males on BMX bikes damaging vehicles in the parkade at the Lakeside Resort, along Lakeshore Drive, and at the Penticton Marina, according to a press release issued this week.

Damage inflicted on the vehicles included scratched paint and slashed tires.

Witnesses reported one male was wearing a black hoodie, while the other was wearing a plaid hoodie and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information about the matter is asked to call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.