UPDATE: Extensive damage after attempted robbery of Okanagan credit union


Police in the Okanagan are searching for a pair of break-in suspects after an unsuccessful attempt to rob a credit union in Peachland early Friday.

RCMP say a stolen Ford F350 truck was used to ram the outer wall of the VantageOne Credit Union in Peachland in an attempt to steal the drive-thru ATM. The attempted robbery took place at 5:23 a.m., with extensive exterior damage to the credit union.

Police say the white Ford, which was abandoned at the scene, rammed into the outer wall of the credit union more than once. The suspects fled the scene in a silver Dodge Ram extended cab truck, which police say was recovered in the immediate area.

“A preliminary assessment conducted by staff on site suggests that despite the thousands of dollars in damage caused, nothing appears to be taken from inside the bank,” said Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Forensic investigators were called upon to examine the scene for physical evidence.”

Police added that the Ford F350 was stolen overnight in the Peachland area. Police also believe the silver Dodge Ram was also stolen, and that they are trying to track down the registered owner.

Anyone with any information regarding this attempted robbery is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Damage to an Okanagan credit union is extensive following what’s believed to be an attempted robbery early Friday.

A truck rammed into the VantageOne Credit Union in Peachland at approximately 5 a.m., where the drive-through automated teller is located.

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It’s not yet known if the thief, or thieves, managed to steal anything.

Police tape surrounded the crash scene Friday morning, along with sections of a tree that were cut by a chainsaw.

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