An off-duty Penticton RCMP caught a shoplifter red-handed at a local business last Saturday (March 12). (File photo)

An off-duty Penticton RCMP caught a shoplifter red-handed at a local business last Saturday (March 12). (File photo)

Shoplifter nabbed by off-duty Penticton Mountie

The officer caught the man stuffing store products into his jacket

A 26-year-old man was arrested by an off-duty Penticton RCMP officer on Saturday (March 12) after attempting to shoplift from a business on Skaha Lake Road.

The officer saw the man stuffing his jacket with store products at around 12:20 p.m. and arrested him on the spot.

“Our officers not only work in the community, but they live here too,” said Penticton RCMP Supt. Brian Hunter.

The shoplifter was at a business in the 2600-block of Penticton’s Skaha Lake Road.

“Police officers are always on-duty and can respond to crimes in progress in a number of different ways, like stepping in and identifying themselves or calling 911 to be the best possible witness,” RCMP said in a statement.

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