Second stolen vehicle fire in less than a week: Williams Lake

In less than a week, two stolen vehicles have been later found on fire in Williams Lake.

In less than a week, two stolen vehicles have been later found on fire in Williams Lake.

Early Tuesday morning slightly before 3 a.m. the Williams Lake RCMP were dispatched to a residence on Moon Avenue regarding a stolen Dodge pickup.

The owner informed the RCMP that unknown culprit(s) managed to steal the vehicle from a driveway.

Approximately half an hour later, the police were called to a vehicle fire on Yorston Avenue, where they discovered the stolen vehicle they had been looking for was the one set on fire.

“No suspects were located and the matter remains under investigation,” Inspector Warren Brown noted in a press release.

This latest car theft comes on the heels of another incident last week where a1998 dark green Jeep Cherokee was stolen from the 200 block of Fifth Avenue North sometime overnight on May 22, or early morning May 23.

It was later found Friday on Hodgson Road, with one of its seats on fire.

“We are presently aware of some individuals in our community that have a history of auto thefts. Some are prolific offenders. We believe that they are either fully or in part responsible for two recent theft of autos,”  Brown told the Tribune.