RCMP say Summit crash part of larger crime spree

By Chad Harris / James Peters / Jessica Lepp
January 5, 2016 - 4:54pm Updated: January 6, 2016 - 2:18pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say a Summit Drive crash that left a man injured yesterday afternoon was part of a much larger crime spree.

According to police, it began at about 9:00 in the morning, when police were alerted to a Jeep stolen from a home in Valleyview.

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Later in the afternoon, RCMP received a report of a man returning to a home in Cherry Creek, when he noticed his brother's pickup truck driving away, but being driven by a stranger, and followed by a Jeep.

The man tried to box the vehicles in, but they both hit his vehicle and kept going.

When the victim returned to his home, he found it had been entered, with several items missing, including guns.

That leads to the collision on Summit Drive, where a Smart Car was hit by the same pickup stolen from Cherry Creek.

The driver of the Smart Car was injured, though not seriously, and the pickup was found abandoned a short distance away, with some of the stolen firearms inside.

RCMP say they are still looking for suspects, and the stolen Jeep from Valleyview is still missing.

The Jeep is described as a green 1993 Jeep Cherokee with B.C. license plate BF742B. 

Anyone with further information is being asked to contact Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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