June 22, 2019
Surrey RCMP are investigating the theft of a police vehicle that occurred late Friday night near King George SkyTrain Station.
Around 11:34 p.m., a Surrey RCMP officer attempted to pull over an erratic driver in the 13600 block of 100th Avenue, police say.
The driver evaded police attempts to stop the vehicle, they say, and entered the underground parkade of a nearby building, where the vehicle was then contained.
The two occupants of the vehicle at first cooperated with the directions of police, but then fled on foot.
While the officer chased the driver, the passenger entered the officer’s police car, crashed it through a secured gate and drove out of the parkade.
Surrey RCMP found the vehicle abandoned several hundred metres away in the 9800 block of Whalley Boulevard.
A suspect thought to be involved was arrested nearby and is being held in custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.