Three-city car chase concludes at Key West Ford in New Westminster

A car chase ended up in a New Westminster car dealership Tuesday morning.

It began in Vancouver where police told Richmond RCMP a stolen vehicle was driving into Richmond. RCMP say officers followed the vehicle and had the suspect outside of it, but he ignored police commands and got back in the vehicle, allegedly rammed two police cars, injuring a plainclothes officer, and then sped away.

He was followed by RCMP's Air 1 helicopter into New Westminster where that city's police department joined in the surveillance. The driver is also alleged to have struck a civilian's car with the woman driver suffering minor injuries. Her four-year-old daughter was not injured.

Air 1 video shows the vehicle heading down Stewardson Way and stopping in the left turn lane at Third Avenue, with the driver jumping out of the car and then running into Key West Ford where New Westminster police caught him.

"This suspect showed no concern for the safety of innocent people on the road, and one of our officers is seriously injured," said RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Conrod. "This was a multi-agency response that resulted in the quick apprehension of a dangerous car thief."

A 40-year-old Surrey man was taken into police custody in Richmond pending a court appearance.


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