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Maple Ridge woman steals from bait car

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Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a Maple Ridge woman Thursday on allegations she stole items from a bait car.

The 19-year-old was taken into custody by the detachment’s Street Enforcement Unit.

RCMP said she broke into a bait car on two separate occasions and stole a backpack that held a laptop computer, left in the car by police.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the thefts were captured on surveillance video.

The woman was held in custody overnight for a court appearance Friday.

“Police want to remind thieves that bait cars are everywhere,” said Dunlop.

“If you steal one, or break into one, you will go to jail.”

 

Car thefts

Police are investigating two car thefts that took place over the weekend in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

A grey 2005 Volkswagen Jetta, parked in a driveway on  Fairfield Avenue in Pitt Meadows, was first reported stolen. The car had B.C. licence plates 529 XBE.

A white 1998 Ford F150 pickup truck was also stolen from a home on Cliff Place in Maple Ridge. The truck had B.C. licence plates CE1 268.

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