Campbell River RCMP recover $2,500 in stolen fishing gear – Campbell River Mirror
A Campbell River RCMP officer successfully identified a couple of suspected thieves in the early hours of Tuesday 2022.
A call came in at 2 a.m. telling police that two men dressed in black were arriving from the docks near the BC Ferries terminal with fishing rods.
The caller believed the items were stolen from boats moored at the dock.
“The members were responding to several calls in the community at the time, including an impaired driving investigation, a probation violation investigation and a missing person investigation,” said Const. said Maury Tire. “With the other appeals in progress, only one officer could be freed in the city center to search for the suspected thieves.”
The officer was able to point out members of the Footprints Downtown Security Patrol who were also in the area and asked them to watch for two suspects with fishing rods.
Minutes later, security patrol notified police that they had seen the two suspects, and the officer was able to locate and detain both men for a robbery investigation.
Both suspects had multiple outstanding warrants and were taken into custody.
“About $2,500 worth of fishing gear was also recovered,” Tire said. “And police are continuing to investigate the alleged theft to recommend charges.”
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