Keen-eyed resident leads police to suspect

Astute observation by a resident resulted in an arrest after a pickup truck was stolen in New Westminster on Monday night.

The owner of a Dodge pickup called police at 10:19 p.m. to report his truck had been taken from his residence in the 600 block of 12th Street.

Shortly afterward, police saw a pickup fly by in the 100 block of Eighth Avenue. The officer did not pursue but started a search.

A resident of Sinclair Street called police to say someone had just parked a pickup not owned by nearby residents the wrong way and tossed something on the ground while walking away.

The resident flagged down the officer doing the search and pointed out the direction the suspect headed in and the officer managed to track him down.

Police were recommending charges against a 23-year-old Chilliwack man of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property and driving while prohibited.

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