Man spotted breaking into car arrested by Thompson RCMP after foot chase

One of two men spotted trying to break into a vehicle on Thompson Drive was apprehended by Thompson RCMP following a foot chase June 15.

RCMP responded to a call around 7:35 p.m. and located the men trying to break open the back gate of a van. The suspects saw police and took off on foot through the Southwood Mall parking lot and across Thompson Drive, where one of the men stumbled near the driveway of the Co-op gas station and was taken back down to the ground by an RCMP officer after attempting to get back up and continue fleeing.

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The officer witnessed the suspect drop a hammer while running and charges of mischief, possessing break-in instruments and resisting arrest are pending against a 25-year-old man. The other suspect got away by running south through the Co-op parking lot towards Cree Road.

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