Two suspects are in police custody after an alleged crime spree across several municipalities which could’ve had dangerous consequences.
West Vancouver Police say a 31-year-old man and 28-year-old woman will have several charges recommended, including theft, dangerous operation of a vehicle, robbery, flight from police, and assault.
“Just a really incredible and dangerous and violent sequence of events. Well, well in excess of the speed limit.”
Constable Jeff Palmer says it began with a stolen vehicle report from Lions Bay, turned into the tracking of a second stolen vehicle in West Vancouver, and ended with a third stolen vehicle and an arrest in Whytecliff Park.
“There were traffic disruptions and inconvenienced members of the public, but this was really such an unusual, high-risk string of offences and it was urgent for us to take all measures possible to eventually locate and apprehend these suspects.”
Palmer says there was never a high-speed chase.
“At this point we have no indication of any member of the public being injured and it’s always our goal to resolve matters like this as safely as possible.”
Parts of Highway One, the Sea-to-Sky, and the Lions Gate Bridge had been shut down throughout the afternoon to try and track down the suspects.