Coquitlam RCMP - Public alert following an alleged traffic stop on Highway 1

2021-12-15 12:41 PST

File # 2021-34469

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Coquitlam RCMP is issuing a public alert following an alleged traffic stop on Highway 1.

On December 15, 2021, at approximately 12:00 am, a motorist was travelling eastbound on Highway 1 between the Brunette Avenue and United Boulevard exits in Coquitlam and observed red and blue flashing lights equipped to an older model black Dodge Caravan. He believed this was an unmarked police vehicle and pulled over to the side of the highway.

The suspect driver exited the vehicle and demanded his driver’s license, a second piece of ID and then his entire wallet. The suspect driver removed all of the cash inside the wallet, before throwing it on the ground, deactivating his red and blue flashing lights, and driving away.

The suspect driver is described as:

Investigators have learned that the motorist was travelling eastbound on Highway 1 when the suspect vehicle, an older model black Dodge Caravan, pulled in behind him then activated set of red and blue lights. The suspect driver did not wear anything that resembled a police uniform, he did not have a badge, did not wear a duty belt and did not carry a firearm or gun holster.", advises Corporal Paige Kuz, Coquitlam RCMP Media Relations Officer.

Coquitlam RCMP suggests the following tips to motorists who believe they are being stopped by non-legitimate police vehicle:

Slow down, drive in a safe manner to the nearest well-lit, populated area;

If this is not possible, do the following:

Investigators are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the area of Highway 1 between Brunette Ave and United Blvd exits On December 14/15 between 11:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and witnessed the alleged traffic stop or for any dash camera video that could assist in this investigation. Please contact the Coquitlam RCMP detachment at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2021-34469.

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