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Williams Lake RCMP respond to pair of pickups stolen

On Saturday, Aug. 9 shortly after 9 p.m., a male reported to the Williams Lake RCMP that a young male attempted to spray him with bear spray.

The victim stated there were three males sitting by the Greyhound Bus Depot, all between 18-19 years old, wearing all black clothes. The victim told police that one male threatened him with bear spray. Officers attended but were unable to locate the suspects.

On Sunday, Aug. 10 shortly before 6 a.m. the Williams Lake RCMP received a complainant that a red 2014 Dodge Ram pickup had been damaged while parked at the owner’s residence on the 200 block of Litzenburg Crescent. Suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window of the truck, nothing was taken from the vehicle.

Later on that Sunday morning around 8:19 a.m. the Williams Lake RCMP received a report that a red and grey 1996 Dodge Ram pickup had been stolen from a residence on the 1400 block of 12th Ave. North in Williams Lake.  The vehicle was taken over night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. At 8:42 a.m. the RCMP dispatch received a call from another individual who advised that he witnessed suspicious activity across the street from him at 6:30 a.m.

The caller advised dispatch that a male parked a Dodge pickup in an empty car port on Ninth Ave. North, got out of the vehicle, walked across the front yard and then hopped a couple of fences through the backyard until he got onto 11th Ave. The male was described as First Nations, 18 or 19 years of age, 5’7 in height, slim build, short black hair, wearing tanned pants, a black jacket and a red shirt. Officers attended and confirmed this was in fact the truck that was stolen earlier.

On Monday, Aug. 11 at 3:31 a.m., The Williams Lake RCMP received a call from a neighbour that a Green 1996 Dodge pickup was stolen from a residence on the 900 block of Ninth Ave. North. Officers located the owner and confirmed the truck was stolen. PD Security advised the RCMP that they saw the stolen vehicle on Mackenzie Ave heading westbound on Hwy 20. The vehicle was later seen on Hodgson Rd heading toward South Lakeside Drive.  This matter is still under investigation.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information pertaining to this matter to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.

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