Erratic driving leads to robbery investigation for the Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley, Campbell River

2023-10-17 14:32 PDT

File # 2023-16553

Four suspects were arrested after an erratic driving complaint lead police into a robbery investigation on Monday morning.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., Comox Valley RCMP received a complaint of erratic driving with one vehicle chasing another on Highway 19 near Black Creek. A major police response ensued after a caller told police that this may be the result of an armed robbery.

Comox Valley and Campbell River RCMP along with the BC Highway Patrol found a suspect vehicle near Cranberry Lane. Four suspects were located and arrested with the assistance of the Island District Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and Air 8 (police helicopter).

The cooperation of the public was greatly appreciated as the highway was closed for a period of time while the search for the suspects took place. This is an excellent demonstration of multiple detachments and specialized support units working together to diffuse a dangerous situation in our community, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP.

The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.

Released by:

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781


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