Coqutilam RCMP nab alleged car theif
An alert citizen is being credited with helping the Coquitlam RCMP nab a suspected car thief.
When a Westwood Plateau resident saw a man smash the window of a neighbour's vehicle, police were quickly called and were able to arrest the alleged robber a few blocks away.
"The concerted efforts of our uniformed officers and Prolific Target Team investigations put a stop to this one man crime spree," said Cpl. Jamie Chung. "In our experience, a handful of prolific or priority offenders are responsible for a disproportionally huge number of criminal acts. Our crime reduction strategy effectively reduces crime by focusing on these individuals."
Dustin Collins, a 38-year-old Port Moody man, is facing two counts of possession of a break-in instrument, break and enter, attempted break and enter and theft.
He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.