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Video shows VPD arrest man in Downtown Eastside who reportedly stole car from dealership

Last Updated Sep 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm PST

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Editor’s Note: The article includes a video that contains coarse language and may be disturbing to some viewers.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver Police officers made a dramatic arrest on the Downtown Eastside Saturday morning of a man who allegedly stole a car from a dealership Friday night.

The car was tracked to a parking lot on Abbott near Hastings streetrs, but the suspect wasn’t there.

Police say officers waited for the man to return to the vehicle. When he did, police say he tried to get in the car and drive off, but officers boxed him in.

Video from a nearby apartment shows a canine unit being deployed to take the suspect down.

According to the VPD, the suspect “refused to comply and fled.”

The man, who is known to police, was taken to the hospital where he remains in custody.