Police on the hunt for bait car thief

Suspect managed to steal and dump vehicle designed to catch perpetrators

  • Sep. 30, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Suspected bait car thief.

Suspected bait car thief.

It’s not how it usually goes, but a thief managed to steal a bait car and dump it in Langley City before police could catch up to him.

Now Mounties are hoping the public can help identify the man believed to responsible for the theft.

The suspect allegedly stole the vehicle from the Langley City area just before 4 a.m. on Aug. 16. The vehicle was abandoned at the intersection of 206 Street and 53A Avenue a short time later.

Normally, once a bait car is taken, police are able to deactivate its engine when it’s safe to do so.

If you recognize the suspect in the photo or have information, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.