Shoplifters in Penticton caught with Christmas list

A male and a female from Merritt were picking up Christmas presents on their list but didn't pay for any of them.

They were making a list, but the police only had to check it once.

A male and a female from Merritt were picking up Christmas presents at the Real Canadian Superstore, Save On Foods, Dollarama and Value Village in Penticton, but as Cpl. Don Wriggleworth with the Penticton RCMP puts it “problem is they didn’t pay for any of them.”

Police caught the two with their list in hand and the stolen items on the list. Both were released with a future court date and an order not to come to Penticton for anything but court dates.

The man and woman were caught at the Real Canadian Superstore on Dec. 1 after police received multiple calls regarding the suspects.

Another man and woman were also caught shoplifting from Value Village later the same day. The two were able to pay for all the items, and did, but the female had a warrant out of Kelowna and the male had a warrant in Penticton. The two were on no-contact orders with each other at the time.

The man was held for court and the female was released with a number of charges on a promise to appear at a later court date.

On Dec. 2 a Penticton resident was caught shoplifting at Walmart. He is a prolific offender in the community and known to police.

The man stole a jacket and fled the store. He was uncooperative with staff, and identified himself as “Godzilla.” The man was on a court order not to attend Walmart and was charged with theft under $5,000 and a breach of conditions, RCMP said.

Break-in at Skyview

A company vehicle at Skyview Blinds and Closets was broken into overnight on Dec. 1 at 197 Warren Ave. The window of the vehicle was smashed in and multiple tools were taken.

A Black and Decker laser level, four Makita drills and chargers and a Stanley stud finder. The matter is under investigation.

 

OK Storage break and enter

Around 5 a.m. Dec. 6 a break-in occurred at OK Mini Storage at 2360 Government St. RCMP reported that 12 units were broken into. At this point it is unknown what, if anything, was stolen.

 

Vehicle stolen from National Car Rental

On Nov. 22 a National Car Rental employee stopped at Foodland on Westminster Avenue where a Brown 2015 Subaru Forester with the license plate BB0 37L was stolen as the keys were left in the vehicle.

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