Maple Ridge teen steal bait car

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A bait car helped police nab a pair of teenage car thieves in maple Ridge this week.

The teenage boys broke into the car, which was parked on a street in west Maple Ridge around 1 a.m.

Police officers were nearby and took the pair into custody without incident.

Both were released to the care of their parents.

“Bait cars have proven to be the best way for all police agencies to deal with car thieves,” said Sgt. Dale Somerville.

“When a thief, or in this case thieves, steal a bait car, police are quickly able to put together a good case supporting charges.  Remember, bait cars are everywhere.”


Alcohol was stolen during a break-in early Monday at a restaurant in Maple Ridge.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said thieves gained entry to the Greenhouse Bistro by breaking a door lock on the west side of the business.

• Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at  604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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