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Police dog tracks down Kamloops car thieves

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August 31, 2018 - 6:31 AM

KAMLOOPS - A man and a woman have been arrested after allegedly dumping a stolen car and trying to flee from police.

At roughly 9:15 last night, Aug. 30, Kamloops RCMP tried to stop a vehicle that was travelling north over the Overlanders bridge after police determined the vehicle had been reported stolen, according to a news release.

Staff Sgt. Mat Van Laer says in the release that a 48-year-old male driver and 41-year-old female passenger refused to stop and attempted to evade police.

Police responded to the incident and the suspects abandoned the stolen vehicle on McGowan Avenue near Wood Street, and were seen running away.

Van Laer says a police perimeter was quickly established, and a police dog was called in. After a short track, both suspects were arrested by the dog and his handler.

A substantial amount of drugs were also seized from the suspects, according to the release, and the pair is currently under investigation for a number of offences.

Kamloops RCMP says some local residents observed the suspects running away, and the detachment wants to remind the public to keep their doors locked at night, considering the suspects allegedly tried to enter at least one home which had locked doors.

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