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Arrest in Kamloops, B.C., after fleeing suspect jumps into car with police dog

April 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 51-year-old fraud suspect is in custody in Kamloops, B.C., after leading RCMP on a cat-and-mouse chase and then practically arrested himself.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it began Wednesday afternoon when officials at a bank reported a man was allegedly impersonating a known client while trying to transfer a large amount of money from that person's account.

When officers arrived, they saw the suspect fleeing on foot and gave chase, but he was easily able to identify uniformed officers and evade them.

Shelkie says in a news release that an off-duty police dog service officer was driving through the area with his dog and was listening to the unsuccessful search on a police radio when he realized the wanted man was just steps away.

The officer simply waved the man over, invited him into the vehicle, then identified himself as an officer and warned him that if he tried to run the dog would be right behind him.

Uniformed officers arrived on the scene and arrested the man, who police say is a Calgary resident. (CFJC)

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