Victim sees items stolen from Vernon car worn by suspects

Vernon RCMP received a report Saturday at 11 a.m. that a vehicle had been broken into while parked near 29th Street and 29th Avenue

Timing is everything.

Ninety minutes after her vehicle was broken into, and a number of items, including clothing, were stolen, a Vernon resident noticed a man and a woman walking in downtown Vernon wearing exactly the same clothes that had been taken from the car.

Vernon RCMP received a report Saturday at 11 a.m. that a vehicle had been broken into while parked near 29th Street and 29th Avenue.

“The rear window of the car had been broken,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, adding that the incident occurred an hour and a half before the complaint was received.

Numerous items were taken from the vehicle, including clothing, change and a backpack.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the victim spotted a man and woman in the downtown area wearing items stolen from the vehicle.

“The person whose vehicle was broken into had given us a list of everything that was taken and it matched exactly what the two suspects had,”

The 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, both from Vernon and known to police, were arrested were to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday.

Police are reminding the public not to leave any valuable items in your vehicle.