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Woman's minivan stolen after she left it parked for 1 minute in West Kelowna

A woman’s minivan was stolen in West Kelowna after she stepped out for a minute and left the engine running.

The suspected thief, a man in his 20s, jumped into the Dodge Caravan while it was briefly parked on Main Street just before 7 a.m.

She saw the man get into the car and drive it south during the May 13 incident.

Her purse and cell phone were among the items inside the car.

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On May 15, the minivan’s plates were found in Summerland after being switched with plates belonging to a similar van.

The suspect is described as being aged between 20 and 25, about 5ft 8in, slim and with a white baseball cap and white running shoes.

The minivan is a red Dodge Caravan with VIN 1D4GP25R06B668460 and potentially carrying the B.C. plate of CG290N.

If you have information that could help, call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or email, citing reference number 2019-26459.

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