Oceanside RCMP arrested two suspects following a reported break, entry and theft April 24 at Horne Lake Cave Provincial Park. (File photo)

Pair of suspects collared by RCMP following theft at Horne Lake job site

Police say man, woman from Nanaimo stopped after tip from caller

A pair of suspects have been arrested arrested following a reported break, entry and theft from a job site at Horne Lake Cave Provincial Park, north of Qualicum Beach.

Oceanside RCMP were able to nab the suspects after they were alerted April 24 at 7:30 a.m. to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle, a 1992 GMC full-sized blue truck with body panels and hood painted with another colour.

The caller believed the occupants were involved in a break and enter. The RCMP located the unique looking vehicle on Horne Lake Road and it was stopped.

READ MORE: Oceanside RCMP urge residents to lock their vehicles at night

The occupants were arrested and a warrant was obtained to fully search the vehicle. RCMP found items that had been just been stolen from a job site at the provincial park. The items included two laptop computers, first aid kits and other items.

The suspects were a 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from from Nanaimo, with no fixed address. They were later released on several conditions and will make a court appearance at a future date.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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