‘Leave car thieves alone’

Never approach bad guys, Ridge Meadows RCMP warn after theft thwarted

  • May. 7, 2015 9:00 a.m.

It’s not a good idea to try to stop a thief from stealing your vehicle, Ridge Meadows RCMP are warning local residents.

“While police appreciate citizens being involved in preventing crime, it is not advisable at any time to approach a suspect,” Const. Amanda Harnett said in a release.

Police say that about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 a man saw someone trying to steal his car in the 11000-block of Barstonview Road in Pitt Meadows.

The owner confronted the would-be thief, who then reacted by producing a weapon. The car owner stepped back but not before getting a good description to pass on to police.

“In this case, the victim backed off as soon as he realized his safety was in jeopardy.  He also was able to provide attending officers an excellent description of this male suspect, which led to the arrest of the suspect a short time later on Bonson Road.”

Police recommended charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; and possession of break and enter instruments against the Surrey youth.

During a search police found auto keys that had been flattened on the sides. They say they’ve seen this type of key used for stealing vehicles.

RCMP though are not recommending charges of auto theft in connection with car because of insufficient evidence.

 

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