On Thursday, January 9, the Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit deployed a bait vehicle with bait property in the downtown area of Prince George.
Within the first hour of the vehicle being deployed, a man approached the vehicle and peered into the passenger window. The suspect then looked up and down the street, waited for a vehicle to drive by, and then entered the bait vehicle.
Moments later, the man exited the vehicle with bait property in hand. He remained in the area under observation for several minutes before departing the area on foot. Officers approached the suspect on foot and attempted to make an arrest. The suspect began to run, initiating a foot chase. Officers were able to catch the suspect and arrest him without further incident.
The BC Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against 22-year-old Ulysses Sydney Nicholas of Prince George:
- Theft under $5,000
- Failing to comply with probation
Nicholas has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 12, 2020.
If you have any information about property crime in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.