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Penticton RCMP look to ID alleged shoplifter accused of trying to stab security with scissors

Man in red toque stopped by loss prevention officer for alleged shoplifting
Penticton RCMP are hoping someone can ID this man accused of assaulting a loss prevention officer and attempting to stab them with scissors Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. (Submitted)

Penticton RCMP are hoping the community can help identify a suspect who allegedly assaulted and tried to stab a Loss Prevention Officer with scissors on Monday evening.

On Nov.14, at around 9 p.m., police responded to a business on Green Avenue after the Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) confronted a man for allegedly shoplifting. During this interaction, the man reportedly punched the LPO and attempted to stab them with a pair of scissors. The suspect left in a dark-coloured, late-model Chevrolet sedan.

“We are turning to the community in an effort to positively identify the person captured in this surveillance video,” said Const. Dayne Lyons of the Penticton RCMP. “If you know who this is or you are the person in this photograph, please come forward to police.”

The suspect is described as:

- Caucasian male

- Approximately 30-35 years old

- Short brown hair and goatee facial hair

- Wearing a letterman-style jacket, a red toque, and glasses

If you have information regarding the identity of the person in the photo, you are urged to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 and quote file number 2022-18384. To remain completely anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave your tip online at

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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