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Two arrested after short foot chase
In the early hours of Feb. 15, Quesnel RCMP received a complaint of a pickup truck being stolen from a business on Two Mile Flat.
At approximately 11:10 a.m. the pickup was spotted by a citizen being driven erratically from Bouchie Lake towards Quesnel. Police located the vehicle which became evasive and turned off into a trailer court on North Fraser Drive. The driver and passenger abandoned the pickup and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit a male and a female were located and arrested without incident.
“This was a coordinated effort. The Quesnel RCMP continue to work at reducing crime in our community and we appreciate the public stepping up and doing the right thing by calling us and not engaging the suspects prior to police involvement” Sergeant Chris Riddle of the Quesnel Detachment said.
The General Duty and Crime Reduction Units continue to investigate this incident. The alleged thieves are still in custody pending investigation.