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Trio of suspected thieves on the loose near Sicamous

Truck thieves evade police

A trio of suspected truck thieves managed to evade police after colliding with a big rig on Highway 1 near Revelstoke.

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said on Thursday, July 23, at 8:21 a.m., Revelstoke RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

A Ford Expedition, which had been reported stolen in Foothills County Alberta had collided with a semi-truck.

“The driver of the Expedition was immediately picked up by a black Ford F350 and left the scene, headed west,” said Saunderson.

“RCMP from Sicamous and Salmon Arm, along with CP Rail Police, immediately set up a road block on the Trans Canada Highway in the Solsqua area looking for the west bound truck.”

The Ford was later found on a forest service road off of Maclean Sawmill Road in Malakwa.

“This vehicle was determined to be stolen as well and the attempted to evade police by reversing the truck the directly at the police,” said Saunderson.

The occupants of the truck, two men and one woman fled on foot into a forested area. An RCMP police dog unit tracked the suspects over the heavily wooded area which lead to the CP rail tracks and the Eagle River.

Despite an extensive search, the suspects got away but were later observed on security camera footage of a residence in the area.

At 4 p.m. a black side-by-side ATV was reported stolen in the area the suspects were seen.

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years old, average height, average build, short Mohawk style haircut, wearing grey shirt, grey sweat pants and runners.

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between 30-40 years old, average height and build with short, black hair, wearing a black shirt, black shorts, runners and carrying a shoulder bag.

The woman has been described as a Caucasian, shoulder-length dark hair with a slim build and wearing black track suit.

“If you know who these people are or where they may be, under no circumstances should you attempt to apprehend them. Call the police immediately,” said Sgt. Murray McNeil, detachment commander Sicamous RCMP.

Anyone with information about this or any other criminal offence, is urged to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.

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