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Kamloops RCMP arrest two in stolen truck

December 06, 2019 - 5:10 PM

A man and a woman are currently in custody after being found in possession of a stolen truck earlier today.

Police responded to a call today, Dec. 6. at 11 a.m. from a member of the public claiming to be following a stolen pickup truck, according to a RCMP media release.

When officers responded, they confirmed the truck was in fact stolen from Kamloops two days ago on Dec. 4.

Police caught up to the vehicle approximately 13 kilometres up Criss Creek Road and two suspects were arrested.

“This was a very good response from our police officers,” Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Mat Van Laer says in the release. “Because of the risk to the public, we take theft of vehicle very seriously and are very pleased to have made those arrests today.”

A 32-year-old male and a 32-year-old female are currently in custody and police have forwarded information to B.C. Prosecution Service for charge consideration.

While this call was initiated by a member of the public, Van Laer also warns that these incidents are best left to be dealt with by trained police officers.

“While we are obviously thankful for the report, we certainly do not encourage anyone to follow these people anywhere as it can cause a dangerous chain reaction to themselves and the public,” he says.

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