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Salmon Arm police car rammed by Corvette; RCMP looking for suspects

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August 31, 2017 - 3:30 PM

SALMON ARM - RCMP are trying to track down two men suspected of stealing a Corvette and ramming it into a police car in Salmon Arm before fleeing the scene early this morning.

At around 3:20 a.m., Aug. 31, Salmon Arm police were called to check out a suspicious vehicle parked with two people sitting in it, according to an RCMP media release. When police arrived they found the vehicle with licence plates that did not not belong to it, but nobody was inside.

As the officers continued to search the area they saw a man walking away from a motorcycle on 1 Avenue NE and as soon as he noticed he was being followed by a cop car, he ran. Immediately after that a black Chevrolet Corvette driven by a male came speeding out of a nearby parking stall and crashed into the police cruiser.

After the first impact, the man behind the wheel revved the Corvette's engine and spun its tires as he continued to ram the cop car. The Corvette then stalled and the took off on foot. Efforts by police dogs to locate him were unsuccessful.

A few hours later at about 6:55 a.m., police received a call reporting the theft of a white 2006 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck in the area of Auto Road and 20 Street SE.

Police believe the theft of the pickup, the attempted theft of the motorcycle and the theft of the Corvette were all perpetrated by the same two men.

Mounties are asking for help in locating the Sierra with B.C. licence plate KW 8863. If you see the truck you are asked to call 911 immediately.

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