Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are still looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who led police on a hunt yesterday afternoon that ended at Polson Mall.
Officers had gone to the Ashton Creek area of Enderby early yesterday afternoon at the request of Kelowna RCMP to recover a stolen vehicle.
When officers arrived, a person in the vehicle took off at a high rate speed on Trinity road towards Lumby.
Lumby and Vernon RCMP joined in the effort to find the vehicle which was later found abandoned at the back of Polson Mall in Vernon.
The RCMP Air Services unit and a Police Dog Service unit were deployed to look for the driver but he could not be found.
Corporal Yannick Lescarbeau says “Although no arrest was made, the RCMP are confident that the driver of the suspect vehicle will be identified and the investigation into this matter is on-going and the driver is facing multiple charges including; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, Possession of Stolen Property.”
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.
Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.