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Police recover stolen vehicle and return it to owner

Within six hours of receiving a report of a stolen vehicle, police recovered and returned the vehicle to its owner.

On Thursday, September 23, Prince George RCMP members responded to a report of a suspicious-looking vehicle near Marleau Road and North Street. Witnesses stated they could see a man sleeping in the driver’s seat.

Police attended and discovered the vehicle was the one reported as stolen earlier that morning from the 2300-block of Northwood Pulpmill Road. Investigators identified the sole occupant, a man known to police, and arrested him for possession of stolen property. Police released the suspect on an undertaking with a future court date, and returned the vehicle to its owner. However, the man police arrested did not match the description of the suspect from the vehicle’s theft.

“Police are still looking to identify the suspect from the original vehicle theft that occurred just after 6 a.m. on September 23. If anyone has information about this event, they can speak with an investigator by calling 250-561-3300,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Witnesses state the male suspect was wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a black ball cap and was hanging around the 2300 block of Northwood Pulpmill Road on the morning of the theft.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (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.

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