Some alert residents led police to a couple of alleged would-be thieves in the Vernon area.
RCMP were called to L&A Road and Cools Road in the BX last Wednesday week, where two males were allegedly ‘casing’ out the area in a white Pontiac Grand Prix.
Officers followed footprints in the snow to track the males to a nearby bush where they were attempting to hide from police.
The two suspect males were taken into custody without incident.
“It was the quick thinking of the local residents that lead Police to the area, where the suspect males were ultimately hiding in bushes attempting to evade police,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “The white Pontiac vehicle was in fact reported stolen out of the Kamloops area and there is no doubt the suspect males were looking to continue their crime spree.”
34 year old Cameron Bob and 37 year old Ryan Exner, both of Kamloops, were charged with numerous counts of possession of property obtain by crime and failing to comply with probation orders.
The next court appearance for the two is scheduled for February 22.