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Shuswap RCMP seek help identifying suspects who fled into the forest during crime spree

Image Credit: Sicamous RCMP
July 24, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Salmon Arm RCMP is asking the public for help to identify suspects involved in a collision on Trans-Canada Highway which involved an SUV reported stolen in Alberta.

Police say a Ford Expedition collided with a semi-truck on the Trans-Canada Highway yesterday, July 23, shortly before 8:30 p.m. The driver of the Ford Expedition was immediately picked up by a black Ford F350 and left the scene, driving west.

According to an RCMP media release the Ford Expedition had been reported stolen in Foothills County, Alberta.

Police immediately set up a roadblock on Highway 1 in the Solsqua area hoping to catch the westbound driving truck. Police caught up with the F350 truck, which was also stolen, on a forest service road in Malakwa but the truck reserved directly into the police.

Two men and a woman took off into the forest and the RCMP pursued. An RCMP police dog unit tracked the suspects through the heavily wooded area to the railway tracks and the Eagle River but did not manage to find them.

Police also say at 4 p.m. a black side by side ATV was reported stolen in the area the suspects were seen. Police located surveillance footage of the suspects and are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects.

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years old, with an average height and average build, and a short Mohawk style haircut, wearing a grey shirt, grey sweat pants, and runners.

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between 30 and 40 years old, of average height and build, with short black hair buzzed, wearing a black shirt and black shorts and runners, and carrying a shoulder bag.

The woman has been described as a Caucasian, dark shoulder-length hair, a slim build and wearing a black tracksuit.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Image Credit: Sicamous RCMP

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