‘Observant’ Chilliwack citizen credited with arrest

An "observant citizen" is being credited for the arrest of a suspect in a number of theft-from-vehicles on Corbould Street and Lewis Avenue Sunday morning.

An “observant citizen” is being credited for the arrest of a suspect in a number of theft-from-vehicles on Corbould Street and Lewis Avenue Sunday morning.

But police investigating the report also found a total of nine unlocked vehicles within a two-block radius of the crime.

“Police are reminding the community to lock their vehicles, and not to leave valuables in their vehicles,” RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said.

Two men were seen breaking into vehicles on Corbould Street and Lewis Avenue at about 8:50a.m., and reported to police by the “observant citizen,” she said.

A 25-year-old Chilliwack man was arrested by police attending the scene, and a the second suspect is still being sought.

Hollingsworth said the arrrested suspect had “several stolen articles in his possession, including a camera, binoculars, flashlight and  GPS accessories” some of which were later identified by the owner.

The investigation to find the second suspect continues.

Meanwhile, next week is Crime Prevention and Victims of Crime Week, and police are urging Chilliwack residents to get involved in community safety.

For more information called the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, the Community Policing Office at 604-393-3000 or visit the office at 45877 Wellington Avenue.