Police are looking for a thief who broke into a Vernon home and stole a family’s car and other items while they were sleeping.
A home owner on Marshall Road in Okanagan Landing was woken up by the sound of his garage door opening and his car being stolen at 3 am this morning.
“The homeowner’s advised officers that someone had entered their home while they were sleeping and stole a basket that contained an Ipad, two Iphones, and a purse and wallet containing credit cards, identification, and vehicle keys. The suspect then accessed the garage and stole a Grey Dodge Journey,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
Mounties spotted the van leaving a convenience store soon after.
“Officers attempted to conduct a road stop, however the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and was later located at Okanagan Landing School fully engulfed in flames. Okanagan Landing (Vernon) Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire,” says Brett.
Brett says the investigation into the incident is on-going and will be assisted by the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.