Stolen silver Corvette vanishes on B.C. Okanagan highway
Corvette thieves clocked at 220km/h after 'break and exit' from Penticton showroom
RCMP in B.C.'s Okanagan are looking for a silver Corvette that was stolen from a Penticton car dealer — and driven right out through the display window, before vanishing along Highway 97 north of the city.
A call about smashed glass and a car speeding away from the Huber GMC dealership came in to RCMP at 11:26 p.m. PT Thursday night.
"RCMP officers arrived on scene and found a showroom glass bay door smashed open and possibly a car missing from showroom floor," a written statement said.
An employee came out and confirmed that a car was missing — specifically, a silver 2011 Special Heritage Edition Grand Sport Corvette.
A police officer saw the missing Corvette speed past on Eckhardt Avenue and began following it, but then abandoned the pursuit because of its high rate of speed.
Summerland RCMP spotted the Corvette a short distance north on Highway 97 in the Trout Creek area, and measured its speed as 220 km/h with a radar gun.
The stolen Corvette was last seen speeding away northbound on Highway 97.
"RCMP detachments to the north, including the West Kelowna RCMP, were also advised and set up a roadblock near the connector area; however, the vehicle was not observed and [is] believed to have turned off the highway prior to that location," RCMP said in a written statement.
The stolen Corvette is still missing, police said.