Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Crime News

You Can Run, But...

Shoplifting suspect chased down, then held by fire fighters

Staff/Voice photos


A shoplifting suspect is held by a security guard and Chilliwack fire fighters Friday while waiting for RCMP to arrive.


ity of Chilliwack fire fighters went beyond the call of duty Friday helping to put out a fire that didn't involve flame.


Just after 4 p.m., a man was spotted stealing from the north side Save-On Foods and took off on a BMX bicycle.


A security guard gave chase and the tackled the man in the alley off of Alexander Ave. and Young Rd.


The suspect put up a struggle. Fire fighters happened to be in the area and leant a hand, holding the man and administering emergency first aid until RCMP arrived and placed the suspect under arrest.


BC Ambulance paramedics were also on-scene to treat the suspect for a couple of scrapes.


The stolen item can be seen on the ground.


Local stores are generous and donate food to the The Salvation Army Share and Care Center. For more information about the Chilliwack Food Bank, visit


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