A large police presence outside a shopping mall in North Kamloops on Monday night was the result of Mounties recovering a stolen vehicle.
A KTW reporter saw six RCMP officers and as many police cars surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot between Mark’s Work Warehouse and Booster Juice off Fortune Drive at about 6:30 p.m.
RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said an officer had pulled over the vehicle after determining it had been stolen. Shelkie said there were three people inside the vehicle, noting the officer, after conducting a risk assessment, called for backup.
The driver of the vehicle — a 27-year-old man of no fixed address — was arrested and charges are pending. The two passengers were not taken into custody.
No weapons were found.