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Prince Rupert RCMP respond to theft in progress

Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a theft in progress complaint in the early morning of Jan. 21. The complainant advised a ride-along lawn mower had been allegedly stolen from 200 block of 7th Avenue West.

Upon arrival at the scene shortly after 2 a.m., police located three suspects pushing the lawn mower along 7th Avenue West.  One suspect was immediately taken into custody and the two additional suspects fled on foot. Diago, a police service dog, was immediately deployed and a track was initiated.  A short distance later one of the suspects was tracked by Diago to the 400 block of 4th Avenue West, and through the observations of Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P) the second suspect was located and taken into custody.  The third suspect was not located.

"At this stage of the investigation we have been able to apprehend and identify two of the suspects, and are currently looking to identify the third," stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman with the Prince Rupert RCMP.

"As one of the suspects was able to elude police we are appealing to the community for any additional information that may assist investigators."

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers doesn't want the names of individuals calling in, just information they may have.

 

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