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Suspected car thieves create traffic mayhem in Vernon

August 25, 2016 - 2:55 PM

VERNON – RCMP are on the lookout for a pair of suspects after a joyride in a stolen car through the streets of Vernon yesterday afternoon.

Police say officers were called at about 5:17 p.m., Aug. 24, to a report a silver car had cut off a driver at 39 Avenue and 12 Street in Vernon.

The person behind the wheel of the suspect vehicle was driving erratically and running stop signs, according to a RCMP media release. The car, which had been earlier reported as stolen, was damaged with no rear licence plate or back window.

“A second complaint was received from a motorist advising his truck had been struck by the vehicle, which had then fled leaving behind its front licence plate,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in the release.

Police found the car abandoned in the 2300 block of Francis Road and two suspects were seen running away.

“RCMP officers attended with a Police Service Dog Unit in attempts to locate the suspects, however they were not found,” Moskaluk says.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, and has not yet spoken to investigators, is asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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