Rising property crimes have been a big issue in Enderby of late — and today, RCMP have announced an arrest in one of the cases.
A wallet was taken in a vehicle break-in in the 700 block of Third Avenue back on October 3.
“Taken from the vehicle was a wallet containing credit cards and identification. The theft suspects wasted no time and allegedly used the stolen credit cards at local Enderby gas station,” says Cst. Kelly Brett of Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.
Police identified a man and woman in their investigation which led to officers arresting a 28 year old suspect on Wednesday.
The man was released on conditions and appears in court Dec. 18th.
Brett says it is the responsibility of banking customers to protect their cards at all times for security reasons.
“RCMP would like to remind vehicle owners to ensure that nothing is left in their vehicles while unoccupied. We often see wallets or purses taken from vehicles where suspects quickly put the stolen debit and credit cards to use, using the tap feature.”