Police received their first report of a vehicle break in of this season at the Skaha Bluffs parking lot on Friday evening.
Earlier this year a watch program was initiated during peak climbing hours through a funding grant from the City of Penticton as a result of a rash of thefts from vehicles in past years.
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The Skaha Bluffs Watch Society oversaw the hiring of an employee to monitor the area. It’s not known if someone was on duty when Saturday’s break in occurred.
The incident involved someone smashing the passenger-side window and taking climbing equipment, a wallet and passport.
The investigation is ongoing.
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