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Police win day-long game of hide and seek with vehicle thieves

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July 31, 2016 - 10:12 AM

KAMLOOPS - After more than 24 hours of pursuit, Kamloops police apprehended two suspects with a stolen vehicle they say was taken from Grande Prairie, Alta.

The vehicle was first seen by an off-duty officer on July 29, driving erratically on Halston Avenue, Cpl. Cheryl Bush said in a release.

It was later spotted on Mt. Paul Way avoiding a road block early on the morning of July 30.

Around 8 p.m. on July 30, a rural RCMP officer saw the vehicle speeding on the Yellowhead Highway. The officer attempted to stop it and once again, the driver fled.

Shortly after, the vehicle was tracked south of Columbia Street. Police contained the area but in the interest of public safety, did not pursue the vehicle.

The vehicle was found abandoned and the suspects were apprehended not far away, trying to flee the scene.

A 23-year-old male from B.C. and a 23-year-old female from Alta. were arrested with unrelated, outstanding warrants. Now, the two face charges of possession of stolen property.

- This story was updated at 12:19 p.m. on July 31, 2016 to correct the spelling of Grande Prairie, Alta.

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