Stolen truck continues to flee after running over RCMP spike belt, police say

Truck escapes spike belt

Police say they deployed a spike belt on Paul Lake Road on Tuesday night in an attempt to stop a stolen truck linked to a burglary.

Mounties said the pickup was later found abandoned in Valleyview.

RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said police received a report of a break-in at a store on Pinantan Road just after 9:30 p.m. in which lottery tickets and tobacco products were stolen. She said the two suspects were described as men in a dark Dodge Ram.

“While en route to the location, a police officer observed a purple stolen truck which matched the description of the one used in the break-in,” she said.

“In an attempt to stop the truck, officers deployed a spike belt on Paul Lake Road.”

Evelyn said the spike belt popped one of the truck’s tires, but the suspects got away.

She said Mounties received reports of the truck driving erratically on the Halston Connector and later on Curlew Road, where it was found abandoned.

Evelyn said items stolen from the store were found inside the truck.

“If you were out driving last night and saw a purple Dodge pickup truck travelling around with a flat tire, or noticed it in your neighbourhood, please have a look at any security and dash camera video you might have to see if it captured anything related to this incident,” she said.

Anyone with information can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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