Wednesday February 8, 2012
Mounties ISO Good Samaritan
Driver thwarts thief by making citizen's arrest, then leaves before police could thank him
Released by Tammy Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD
n February 2, 2012, the Chilliwack RCMP arrested a woman for shoplifting and are now searching for a motorist who stopped to help the store clerk with the apprehension.
Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on February 2, 2012, a 32 year old Chilliwack woman allegedly stole over $425.00 worth of merchandise from the Source For Sports located at 9077 Young Road. The clerk at the store witnessed the theft and took chase after the woman.
The clerk attempted to apprehended the alleged shoplifter, however when the two fell to the ground the alleged shoplifter got up and started to run. A motorist, who witnessed what was happening, stopped his vehicle, got out and ran after the woman. He apprehended the woman and returned the backpack containing the stolen goods to the clerk. Two police officers in civilian clothing were driving by when they witnessed the incident. They stopped to help and subsequently arrested the woman.
Unfortunately, the man who stopped to help the clerk left before the
police had the opportunity to speak with him.
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