Bystanders detain woman suspected of stealing from cars – man and dog flee

Alert residents on Copperhead Road detained a woman suspected of stealing items from vehicles.

Her companion, who threatened to set loose a dog on the bystanders if they did not release her, eventually fled the scene.

The incident occurred January 26 at 1:51 a.m., according to RCMP Corporal Chad Parsons.

Police received a call that two people driving a green Honda were breaking into vehicles.

“Two males apprehended one female who was attempting to walk away with a handful of stolen items. They apprehended a male who was able to break free,” said Parsons.

“Apparently the male had a dog with him and threatened to release the dog.”

When the residents refused to let the woman go “the male loaded up the dog and left,” he said.

Police found a small amount of heroin, and a head lamp, when the woman was searched.

Charges are pending against a 25-year-old woman from the Lower Mainland, and police are still searching for the male suspect.

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