Mall shopper helps with bust
Two Lower Mainland residents are facing a string of charges after an alert Aberdeen Mall shopper called police with a tip last week.
On Friday, July 27, a shopper in the Kamloops mall parking lot near Future Shop called Mounties to report a person breaking into multiple vehicles in the area.
By the time police got to the parking lot, the suspect had taken off in a Honda CRV.
An officer spotted the vehicle on a Dufferin residential street, police said, and the suspect fled on foot.
A female passenger remained at the scene and was taken into custody.
Witnesses told police they saw the male suspect run into the Canadian Tire store on Hillside Drive.
A perimeter was set up, police said, and the male was arrested inside the store.
According to Mounties, the suspect was found to be in possession of items allegedly stolen from Canadian Tire.
Both suspects are expected to face charges of theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property over and under $5,000, driving while prohibited, drug possession, possession of break-in instruments and a number of breach charges.
The Honda CRV had earlier been reported stolen out of Chilliwack.
No names have been released.