Aug 25, 2015
Bulletin 2015-1986

On Tuesday, August 25th 2015 at approximately 5:00pm two male subjects entered a retail jewellery store located in the 1200 block of Cannery Lane, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Brandishing a weapon,  the subjects locked the door behind them and indicated to the store employee that they intended to take all of the gold jewellery.  The store employee was taken to another part of the store by one of the subjects while the other subject filled a backpack with merchandise.  The subjects fled through the front door of the store, through a parking lot and then split up.  One subject was tackled and momentarily detained by some citizens.  He got away but left the backpack behind.  The other subject fled in a blue/grey SUV, heading east on Cawston Avenue.  The backpack, still filled with the stolen merchandise, was returned to the store employee.

Police made a thorough search of the area, but the subjects were not located.

Subject One - 45 years of age, scruffy face, thin build, 6'1" tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie and a darker baseball hat with "SWAT" printed on it.

Subject Two - 40 years of age, darker complexion, larger build, wearing blue coveralls and a bright orange safety vest.

Anyone with information about the subjects described above or the incident is asked to contact Cst. Chapman of  the Kelowna RCMP (250) 762-3300 referring the Police File # 2015-47188.



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