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Man arrested after supply van stolen from St. Paul's Hospital

Citynews 1130 Vancouver
File - The Vancouver Police Department. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

The van was stolen from an underground parking lot at the hospital

The keys had been left inside the supply van

Recommended charges include of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and theft of an automobile

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A tracking device led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man from Burnaby on Friday after a supply van was stolen from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Police Department was contacted just before 1 p.m. about a 2008 Pontiac Montana van that was stolen from an underground parking lot at the hospital.

The keys had been left inside the supply van.

“With the help of a tracking device on the van, police were able to track the vehicle to the area of Powell Street and Commercial Drive,” Const. Tania Visintin says in a release.

“Our patrol officers and canine unit worked swiftly to get the suspect in custody.”

The suspect was taken into custody. Recommended charges include possession of stolen property over $5,000 and theft of an automobile.

Police remind the public to call 9-1-1 if they see a crime in progress or suspicious activity.