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West Kelowna RCMP nab car thief with bait car

April 14, 2021 - 8:46 AM

West Kelowna RCMP nabbed an alleged car thief after a suspect jumped into a bait car earlier this week.

Just before 2:45 a.m., on April 12, officers were alerted that on of their Bait Cars had been entered and was on the move, according to an RCMP media release.

As the car was being tracked, officers flooded the area and eventually intercepted it near the intersection of Apollo Road and Hoskins Road.

After arresting and identifying the suspect, officers determined the man was wanted on an outstanding Canada-wide warrant, RCMP said.

Raymond Francis Thiffault, 30, of Kamloops appeared in court in Kelowna where he has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000, RCMP said.

Bait cars, intended to be stolen, are tracked through GPS for direction, speed and location. Video and audio are also recorded inside the vehicle.

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