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Driver of stolen BMW flees Whistler police before abandoning car

Police Briefs: Shoplifter apparently loves Arc’teryx; break-and-enter suspects arrested
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Whistler police recovered a stolen BMW this month, but remain on the lookout for the driver, according to a release.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, Mounties observed a silver BMW X3 leaving an underground parking in the 4200 block of Main Street. Noting the SUV’s licence plate was not registered, an officer attempted to stop the driver, who then “fled at a high rate of speed,” police said.

The following morning, police found the abandoned vehicle and learned that it was reported stolen out of Langley a few days prior. The car was seized and held for forensic examination, police said. 

$5K worth of gear reportedly shoplifted from Whistler store

A thief with a taste for high-end outdoor gear made off with roughly $5,000 worth of merchandise from a Whistler store earlier this month, police said in a release.

Investigators said that at about 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 6, a man entered the store in the 4300 block of Lorimer Road, grabbed six black Arc’teryx jackets and ran out.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, and was wearing black pants, a black facemask, a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap, and a black Arc’teryx jacket at the time (sensing a trend here).

Whistler RCMP is investigating, and is asking anyone with knowledge of the incident or suspect to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Two men arrested for breaking and entering Whistler storage locker

Two men were arrested earlier this month after breaking and entering a storage locker in Whistler Village, police said.

Police responded at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 to a report of break-and-enter to a commercial storage locker in the 4200 block of Mountain Square. Investigators learned that staff had caught the would-be thieves red-handed as they were attempting to leave with merchandise.

After getting a description of the suspects from staff, officers were able to track down one of the men in a vehicle departing Whistler Way. Shortly after, Mounties located the second suspect in the area.

Previously known to police, both men were arrested on charges of break-and-enter and mischief.