An incident that began as an armed carjacking in Richmond ended in and armed take-down in Chilliwack Monday afternoon.
Local RCMP were initially told a lone male, wanted in connection with the theft of a black 2010 Mercedes just after 10 a.m. from Bashirs Auto Cosmetics vehicle car detailing was located in Abbotsford and heading toward Chilliwack.
Police set up patrols on routes leading into the city, but didn’t spot the vehicle.
Tracking data from a cellphone in the vehicle, however, police believed the suspect had headed into the Cultus Lake area or Chilliwack River Valley.
Police, including members from the Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services, scoured the main roads and forestry roads looking for the vehicle.
Their break came when a witness reported seeing the vehicle along the Chilliwack Lake Road.
Police eventually spotted the vehicle travelling back down Chilliwack Lake Road toward the city and took a position behind it.
Meanwhile, additional RCMP attempted to lay a spike belt near the Tamihi Bridge in hopes of stopping the vehicle.
When the Mercedes drove around that belt, they attempted a second stop near the Vedder Bridge.
This time the vehicle hit the belt, but carried on northbound on Vedder Road.
Police eventually cornered the suspect in the parking lot of a Domino’s Pizza outlet at the corner of Keith Wilson and Vedder where the lone
Police are considering several charges.
The male suspect, A 36 year old male, a resident of Vancouver, will be remanded in custody and his first court appearance will be set for Tuesday, May 17.