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Air One nabs car thief in Maple Ridge

nyone with any information regarding this crime to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.  - RCMP photo
nyone with any information regarding this crime to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.
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A suspected car thief was arrested in Maple Ridge Thursday after being tracked from the air by a RCMP helicopter.

Police allege the 23-year-old man stole a Honda Civic in Surrey and then travelled to Maple Ridge where he stole a black Acura Integra.

Members of Ridge Meadows RCMP's Street Enforcement Unit found the stolen Acura and began to follow it until the man parked the car on Dewdney Trunk Road near McIntyre Court around 11:30 p.m.

The car was also watched from the sky by Air One.

The circling chopper was spotted by Maple Ridge residents who took to Twitter to complain about the noise.

RCMP allege the man, who is known to police, tried to flee but was arrested 15 minutes later around 11:45 p.m.

He spent the night in custody but was set to appear in court Friday morning to face three counts of possession of stolen property and one count of driving while disqualified.

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