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Bait car nabs would-be thief

The sense of triumph likely felt by a 21-year-old Errington man, likely turned into horror when the vehicle he is alleged to have been stealing turned out to be an RCMP bait car.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said the action took place Oct. 15 in Errington, when police responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in progress.

The vehicle, as it turned out, was a police bait car and the would-be thief didn’t get far at all before police moved in to make the arrest.

As a result, police are recommending a charge of theft over $5,000 to the Crown prosecutor.

The man has been released, and is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Dec. 6.

“The Oceanside RCMP often utilize Bait Cars in their fight against thefts of vehicles and from vehicles,” Robertson said. “Criminals beware, bait cars are everywhere.”

 

— Neil Horner

 

 

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