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Stolen vehicle from Fort McMurray emerges in BC

Last Updated Dec 20, 2022 at 8:05 am MST

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Police say one of the vehicles stolen from a business in Fort McMurray turned up in the B-C interior.

It’s believed to be one of 12 vehicles taken from the Taiganova area in mid-November.

READ MORE: Several vehicles stolen from Taiganova area car dealership

RCMP in West Kelowna said, in a release, on Nov. 22, 2022, an officer spotted a dark blue Ford Raptor parked in front of a known “problem residence” along Ponderosa Road.

Seated in the passenger seat was a man suspected in a theft from a local Walmart the day before.

The officer executed a traffic stop and arrested the man for theft, who was from Alberta.

A subsequent search of the vehicle also revealed a loaded shotgun.

The man remained in custody until Nov. 24.

“This man was also on several release orders from Alberta and clearly shows little regard for the courts or public safety.” Said Const. Mike Della-Paolera, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing.

RCMP have said several of the vehicles stolen from Taiganova have been recovered.

Investigators are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.