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.
A 26 y/o man from #Burnaby is facing charges after a van with crucial cleaning supplies for St. Paul's Hospital was stolen overnight. The keys were left inside. @VancouverPD officers found the van/man later in the morning. He's in custody. The supplies is being returned.
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) April 17, 2020
“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.