It’s believed individual(s) gained entry to OK Builders Supply on Okanagan Avenue through the roof of the building.
According to Ted Manchulenko of the Penticton RCMP it’s believed the break in occurred sometime during the early-morning hours of Nov. 22.
While the investigation is still underway he said whoever was responsible appeared to have “crashed” through a drop ceiling after getting in through the roof, setting off the alarm.
“On the way out the front door (they) didn’t have much time to take much, damage is quite substantial but it’s looking like not a lot of things were gone,” said Manchulenko.
The cash register appeared to have been searched but was left behind and it’s believed two laptop computers were taken.
Police were able to obtain some evidence from inside the building along with video tape for review.
RCMP are advising people with community mailboxes to be diligent in emptying them on a daily basis after a number of mail lockers were broken into in Kaleden on Nov. 24.
The mailboxes are located at Lakehill Road and Ponderosa Avenue.
This follows a break in at the storage lockers at a Green Avenue condominium the day before.
It’s not determined what, if anything is missing, in either break in.
Three “well-known” local criminals were arrested in connection with the recovery of stolen property, a white pickup truck with a canopy, on Shingle Creek Road Nov. 26.
One of the three also had three outstanding warrants from Penticton, Kelowna and Coquitlam.
All three were kept in custody and the stolen property returned to its owners.
Police are looking for a suspect in connection with the alleged theft of a $200 pair of jeans from Buoy Clothing on Backstreet Boulevard Nov. 23.
The theft took place about 5:15 p.m. and police are reviewing closed circuit video.
Laptop computers and cell phones are believed to be missing following a break in at a coach house on Sunglo Drive Nov. 27.
According to RCMP Cpl. Ted Manchulenko the residence had been targeted previously however the break ins were not reported.