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Stolen vehicle recovered in under a day

Members of the Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit were able to return a stolen vehicle to its owner in under 24 hours. On April 22, just before 8 p.m.
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Members of the Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit were able to return a stolen vehicle to its owner in under 24 hours.

On April 22, just before 8 p.m. Prince George RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle, according to a statement released by police. The owner reported that he had parked at a restaurant in the 2000 block of Victoria Street and stepped away from the vehicle to dispose of some trash. An unknown male got into his vehicle and drove away.

Frontline police officers arrived on the scene quickly, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

At approximately 8 a.m. the next day, members of the RCMP Street Crew Unit located the vehicle in a parking lot located in the 2100 block of Ferry Avenue.

Officers, assisted by the police dog team, arrested the driver and passenger without incident. The two men are known to police.

Both were released, pending future court dates, and the investigation is ongoing.

“The driver was reunited with his vehicle within 24 hours of it being reported stolen. This is another great example of police units working together to effect positive change in Prince George,” RCMP spokesperson Cst. Jennifer Cooper said in a press release.