Chilliwack RCMP thwart accused truck thieves in early morning pursuit

Police arrested two men from Langley who sped around town in an allegedly stolen pickup truck

Two Langley men face charges after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Chilliwack.

RCMP got a call at 4 a.m. on April 29, with a report of unusual activity in the 46000 block of Chilliwack River Road. When the pickup truck from the report was spotted minutes later speeding along Vedder Road, police laid down a tire-deflation device.

Officers caught up to the disabled vehicle on Evans Road and identified the truck as one that was reported stolen earlier that morning.

A search of the area by general duty officers and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Section (IPDS) turned up two men, ages 24 and 25.

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They were arrested, and police found evidence linking them to the allegedly stolen truck.

Both were later released from custody, but a report has been forwarded from the RCMP to the B.C. Prosecutors Service to be used in the assessment of criminal charges.

“An alert citizen immediately reporting unusual activity to police together with the immediate response of our officers were crucial to the arrests of two suspects,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. “Community working together with police remains a key essential to the safety of the community.”

RCMP remind anyone who witnesses anything suspicious to phone the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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