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Alleged car thief arrested in Port Moody

A Port Moody Police cruiser suffered some damage and an alleged car thief is facing charges after a chase in the Ioco Road area Thursday night.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
A Port Moody Police cruiser suffered some damage and an alleged car thief is facing charges after a chase in the Ioco Road area Thursday night.
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A Port Moody Police cruiser suffered some damage and an alleged car thief is facing charges after a chase in the Ioco Road area Thursday night.

Police responded to a report that a shirtless male had set off a car alarm at around 9:30 p.m., but when officers arrive he fled in a vehicle.

When a police K-9 unit located the driver and boxed in his car, the suspect began ramming the cruiser, forcing the officer to pin his vehicle into a cement embankment.

The suspect took off on foot but thanks to the help of nearby residents who phoned police, officers were able to get updates on his location.

The police dog was deployed and Lane Gray from Surrey was quickly arrested.

He faces two counts of possession of stolen property, assault with a weapon and obstructing a police officer.

Gray also had six outstanding warrants from Surrey, two from Delta and two counts of breach of recognizance and one count of breach of bail conditions.

 

BANK ROBBERY

Port Moody Police Department needs the public’s help in finding a man who robbed the Toronto Dominion Bank in the 100-block of Brew Street on Monday afternoon.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., a man walked into the bank and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police responded immediately but the suspect managed to elude police.

He is described as possibly having an aboriginal or Asian appearance, with long, shoulder-length, black hair; he is tall with a slim build and was wearing a black hoodie with a dark baseball cap.

PMPD is asking anyone with any information about the suspect or his whereabouts to contact investigators at 604-461-3456 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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