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Man allegedly steals firearms, rams into police car in Mission

Police are searching for a man in his 50s or 60s who sped away from officers on Wednesday

Mission RCMP is searching for an older man suspected in a break-and-enter on Wednesday (Jan. 17) who allegedly rammed into a police car.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., CCTV footage captured a man in his 50s or 60s using a pickup truck to ram through a garage door of a residence on Cottonwood Street in Mission.

Mounties say the man stole several items from the residence, including two toolboxes and a Husky air compressor, before leaving and returning at roughly 11:30 a.m. On the second trip, the man allegedly stole a safe containing two firearms, jewelry and other family items.

Not long after, Mission RCMP found the man driving the truck on Lougheed Highway near Wren Street. Officers attempted to block the truck but RCMP say the driver rammed his truck into one of the police cars and sped away.

The officer wasn’t injured in the incident.

“Not only did this individual break into someone’s home and steal numerous belongings including firearms, but the fact that he was willing to ram his truck into a police car to get away highlights the risk he poses,” Mission RCMP Cpl. Harrison Mohr said in a news release. “If you see this person, please call 911. We would like to return this family’s belongings, and ensure that the stolen firearms are not used in the commission of any other crimes.”

The truck is an early 2000s grey Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab, with a black headache rack on the back. Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man with grey hair in his 50s or 60s.

Those with information are asked to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

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