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Police catch City bus thief within 15 minutes of theft

It didn’t take long for police to catch the bus … thief.

On Thursday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., Prince George RCMP received a report of a stolen city transit bus from the 1400-block of Edmonton Street. Police officers located the bus on Highway 16 West, heading towards College Heights. The suspect stopped the bus when he saw police officers at the intersection of Domano Road and Moriarty Crescent. Officers, with the assistance of a Police Dog Service team, arrested the suspect. The man was subsequently transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Police officers were able to stop the bus and arrest the suspect within 15 minutes of the theft being reported to police,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Our quick response to this incident undoubtedly prevented any further incidents from occurring and kept others on the road safe.”

If anyone witnessed this incident or has dash cam footage showing the event, they can speak with a police officer by calling the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. Please quote file number 2022-26812.
The investigation is ongoing.

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 www.northernbccrimestoppers.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.

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