The spree began with a stolen Chevrolet Venture minivan from the 2700 block of South Ospika Boulevard just before 9:15 a.m. Prince George RCMP were then patrolling the area when they received a report of an earlier attempted robbery of a student near the John McInnes Centre, on Westwood Drive, at around 9 a.m. A male fitting the description of the one who stole the van allegedly approached the student and demanded his lighter and sunglasses.
Shortly after, there was another report of a similar attempted robbery, with the suspect again matching the previous description. This time an adult male was approached on Athlone Avenue, and the suspect said he had a gun and demanded the keys to his car. No gun was seen and the victim denied him, and the suspect fled.
Just over half an hour later, there was a vehicle collision in a driveway on Landsdowne Road involving the stolen minivan. The minivan was left empty, but using police dogs, officers were able to track the suspect through the Prince George Cemetery. A witness reported a man matching his description had crossed Highway 16 and was heading down Range Road. After a short foot chase, police were able to apprehend the suspect without incident near the corner of Range Road and Westwood Drive at 10:30 a.m.
The 19 year old is currently being held in police custody.
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