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Salmon Arm RCMP arrest two people in mall parking lot

Salmon Arm RCMP detachment
November 29, 2017 - 10:23 AM

SALMON ARM - Some fishy behaviour in a Salmon Arm mall parking lot caught the eyes of police over the weekend and put them on the RCMPs naughty list.

Around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, officers patrolling in the area of 10 Avenue SW and 10 Street SW noticed a man walking through rows of vehicles in the mall parking lot, Sgt. Scott West says in a media release.

“A check of the male revealed he was from Alberta and had an extensive criminal record. Other officers then patrolled the mall parking lot and noticed a vehicle with no front plates and a driver behind the wheel that appeared uncharacteristically surprised when the police vehicle was seen,” West says.

The vehicle made a hasty exit of the area at high speed and was located by another officer as two people exited the car in another parking lot out of view of the first police car, West says.

Two people were arrested as they walked away from the car toward the mall. A check of the vehicle revealed that the vehicle was stolen from Calgary and the driver, a 49-year-old woman, was prohibited from driving and under conditions not to be in a vehicle. She also has a number of charges before the courts and was held in custody for a bail hearing.

The 33-year-old man who was arrested leaving the vehicle was released for a court appearance later this year.

“The incident underlines that it is that time of year when Christmas shoppers should ensure that their valuables are carefully hidden from view in their vehicles or locked in the trunk,” West says.

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