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Vernon Lake City Casino thief earns two-year sentence

A Kelowna man will spend two years in jail for stealing a woman’s purse at Vernon’s Lake City Casino in December.

Terence Donald Thacker, 22, was also given a 10-year firearms prohibition and ordered to provide a DNA sample during sentencing in Vernon Provincial Court Wednesday.

A woman had her purse stolen by a man at the casino on Dec. 1. The suspect dragged the victim for a short period as she refused to let go of her purse before she couldn’t hold on any longer.

Aided by surveillance footage from the robbery, RCMP were able to arrest a suspect at a Vernon home a week after the incident.

 

 

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