KELOWNA, BC: Police in Kelowna are seeking the public’s help to identify a combative shoplifter…
Police were called to assist a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) on Wednesday afternoon at a store located in the 1900 block of Harvey Avenue. Officers learned the LPO had observed the suspect leave the store with various unpaid merchandise, which included items from vitamins to batteries.
When the LPO approached the suspect and informed him that he was under arrest for the alleged theft, the suspect turned combative. The suspect, who was captured on the stores video surveillance system, was last seen running southbound across the highway from the scene.
The suspect is described:
- Caucasian male
- Wearing black pants,
- a black jacket,
- a grey hoodie,
- a black bike helmet with a headlamp across his forehead,
- yellow shoes
- and a red, white and black back pack.
The LPO sustained minor injuries during the altercation.
If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, or you recognize the suspect in the images, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.