Would-be thief uses pepper spray

On Dec. 17, police responded to a report that a man had been found attempting to steal items from a vehicle on 23 Street N.E.

On Dec. 17 at approximately 3:11 a.m. police responded to a report that a man had been found attempting to steal items from a vehicle on the 300 block of 23 Street N.E.

The witness had confronted the suspect, who then sprayed the witness with a substance believed to be pepper spray. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Police responded immediately and followed the suspect’s tracks to Okanagan Avenue, where it is believe the man entered a vehicle and left. The suspect is describe as 5’10”, with a medium build, wearing a camouflage jacket, dark pants and gloves.

Anyone with information should contact the RCMP or Crime-Stoppers.

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