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Ridge RCMP officer nabs would-be thief

A would-be thief got the surprise of his life when he was arrested by an off-duty Ridge Meadows RCMP officer early Wednesday.

Around 2:30 a.m., Const. Ryan Henley was sleeping in his home when the family dog woke the household up by barking at a suspicious person outside.

Henley spotted a man in a car, who fled when he was confronted by the cop.  Dressed in his pyjamas and in bare feet, Henley ran after the man and arrested him a short distance away.  Local police were called and the man was taken into custody.

“As sworn police officers, we are always ready to react to a criminal situation.  Constable Henley’s successful apprehension of this suspect may lead to the prevention of other citizens being victims,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

She added that since the incident did not take place in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, police do not know if the suspect is still in custody.

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