Eight break-ins reported in Penticton last weekend

Six of the break-ins between Friday and Monday targeted laundry rooms or storage areas at local apartment buildings.

Teeth-whitening products and clothing were among the items taken during eight break-ins last weekend in Penticton.

Mounties said in a press release that six of the break-ins between Friday and Monday targeted laundry rooms or storage areas at local apartment buildings, where clothing, coins and liquor were taken.

The other two were an attempt at M&M Meat Shop, followed by a successful break-in at neighbouring Bright Smile Teeth Whitening, from which product was taken.

Penticton RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said in the release that police have a suspect in mind and it’s believed those responsible got into the apartment buildings “by continuing to ring tenants until someone (let) them in.”

He reminded people who live in apartments to ensure they know who a visitor is before allowing that person access into a building.

Penticton Western News

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