Gas thieves caught in the act

State of the art security system at Maple Ridge gas station captures thieves stealing gas

  • Sep. 23, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a man and woman early Sunday after they were caught on camera stealing gas in Maple Ridge.

Police allege the 41-year-old man and his 30-year-old female accomplice siphoned gasoline from a Super Save gas station in the 20500 block of Lougheed Highway around 2:15 a.m.

“Here’s where having a state of the art security system paid off,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

A security camera captured the theft in progress, police were called and the pair are arrested shortly after.

“Thieves are counting on having anonymity during the darkness of night,” said Dunlop.

“Not only were the cameras of great high definition, the system is able to notify the police agency responsible. This all resulted in the suspects being caught, and several hundred litres of fuel being saved.”

The suspects were released on a promise to appear in court. RCMP continue to investigate the theft.

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Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for people interested in becoming auxiliary constables. There are spaces available in 2015 troop.

An auxiliary constable is an unarmed, unpaid, uniformed RCMP volunteer whose activities are governed under provincial legislation.

Auxiliary constables promote community-based policing by participating in community events and assisting RCMP Regular Members with some of their general duties.

Under the supervision of an RCMP regular member, auxiliary constables participate in RCMP-supported community events and programs, crime prevention initiatives within schools, traffic control, ground patrols, search and rescue, parades and other ceremonial events.

For more information, call Charlene at 604 467-7644 or e-mail chargreaves@mapleridge.ca.