Theft victim tracks down suspect

The victim of a theft of a generator from a home in Cultus Lake followed the suspect, who was later nabbed by police.

The victim of a theft of a generator from a home in Cultus Lake followed the suspect, who was later nabbed by police.

But police are advising the public that it is “never a good idea to take the law into their own hands.”

“With the firearms that were (found) in the vehicle, this could have been a very different situation,” said RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

Police said they received the theft report early Monday morning, and were able to catch up to the suspect vehicle and deploy a spike belt on Interprovincial Road.

The suspect stopped before hitting the belt, but a police dog team was able to arrest the male suspect without incident.

Police said a search of the vehicle uncovered the stolen generator – plus several firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

The 22-year-old suspect, an Abbotsford man, is facing several weapons-related charges.

“This was a really great stop by our members,” Wolbeck said. “Any time we can get guns off the street, it is a good thing.”

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