Alexis Creek man in police custody after attempted vehicle theft

A 20-year-old male from Alexis Creek is in custody after attempting to steal several vehicles Thursday afternoon.

 

A 20-year-old male from Alexis Creek is in custody after attempting to steal several vehicles Thursday afternoon near the Pioneer Complex on Hodgson Road.

RCMP said shortly after 6 p.m. on October 9, the Williams Lake RCMP were alerted to the area after several vehicles had been broken into.

The ignitions to these vehicles had been tampered with suggesting the suspect(s) were attempting to steal them.

After receiving the suspect description, police apprehended a male in the Walmart parking lot without incident.

A police dog was also dispatched and did track the suspect from the crime scene to his eventual apprehension.

This male is presently in police custody. Police have recommended two charges of theft of motor vehicle and two charges of mischief to other vehicles.

Police are encouraging the general public to utilize anti theft devices, especially for Chrysler/ Dodge products, particularly trucks.