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RCMP nab pair linked to car theft at local dealership

Last Updated Dec 22, 2022 at 11:06 am MST

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Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of multiple vehicles from a local car dealership in mid-November.

Wood Buffalo RCMP said the men face at least 10 charges, including theft and firearms-related offences.

Police initially reported 13 vehicles were stolen from NorthStar Ford Fort McMurray in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2022.

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As of publication, five vehicles have been recovered from across western Canada.

Investigators also said one vehicle, which they initially thought stolen, was actually not so.

RCMP arrested a 41-year-old man from Wheatland County near Gleichen, which is east of Calgary, Alta., and charged him with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

Meanwhile, police in West Kelowna, B.C., arrested a 38-year-old from Grande Prairie, Alta.

READ MORE: Stolen vehicle from Fort McMurray emerges in BC

He has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Theft
  • Breach of Release Order
  • A number of firearms offences including:
    • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
    • Careless use of a firearm
    • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
    • Possession of a weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized
    • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
    • Tampering with a serial number

 

The 38-year-old remains in custody in B.C.

Wood Buffalo RCMP continue to investigate, and ask anyone with information to contact them immediately.