One suspect arrested and another still at large after a break and enter at Williams Lake beer and wine store

One male is in custody, the search continues for a second suspect, after a break and enter at a Williams Lake beer and wine store.

At about 3 a.m. Saturday morning suspects drove through the front glass doors of the Overlander Pub Cold Beer and Wine store as well as a second business where they stole a quantity of liquor, the Williams Lake RCMP report.

Police say witnesses provided a description of a vehicle that was possibly used during the commission of this offence.

The RCMP immediately located the possible suspect vehicle and upon making efforts to stop the vehicle, it fled.

A pursuit was not initiated due to the dangerous speeds and manner in which the suspect vehicle was being driven.

Moments later, the suspect vehicle was located near the Dairy Fields off of Midnight Drive. In efforts to evade police, the suspect vehicle rammed one of  the police cars and then attempted to hit a police officer who was out on foot. The suspect vehicle narrowly missed the officer who fired one shot at the vehicle. The vehicle then fled again.

Police say that at approximately 4 a.m., the Alexis Creek RCMP located the suspect vehicle at a road check on Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. After a lengthy pursuit north of Highway 20 on several forestry service roads, a spike belt was deployed successfully, disabling the vehicle.

One occupant was immediately apprehended while the other remains at large. There was no evidence to suggest either male had been injured.

A search is presently underway to locate the second suspect, described as a First Nations male, 16 to 25 years of age, thin build, approximately six feet tall with facial hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey hoody.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be stolen from Williams Lake. The 20-year-old male suspect in custody is known to police and it is anticipated that he will be held for a court appearance for related criminal charges in relation to this incident.

Williams Lake RCMP are asking anyone with information in regards to this incident or can provide the identity of a possible suspect to  contact them at 250-392-6211. Anyone with information and would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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