RCMP steal unmarked vehicle in Winnipeg

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RCMP has an unmarked vehicle stolen in Winnipeg

The stolen RCMP vehicle.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had an unmarked vehicle stolen in Winnipeg on Wednesday. It did not contain any police uniforms or weapons.

The stolen unmarked police vehicle is a black 2017 Ford Explorer with Manitoba license plate HYA 548. The vehicle is equipped with red and blue flashing lights at the front and at the rear.

It was stolen from a business on Weston Avenue at approximately 10:55 a.m. At the time of the theft, the unmarked vehicle was on the premises for regular maintenance , indicates the font.

A suspect entered the business, took the keys and stole the vehicle. A second suspect associated with him was also in the area; police are looking to identify and speak with him, a statement said.

The first suspect is a man with short brown hair wearing gray pants, a navy jacket with a hood and blue and white sneakers.

The second suspect is a man with dark brown hair, wearing a red and black plaid jacket, black sweatpants, red shoes and a dark colored baseball cap.

No police uniforms, protective vests, firearms or other weapons were in the vehicle, says the RCMP.

Theft seems to be a situational crime. So far there is no indication that the suspects stole the vehicle in an attempt to pose as police officers, but we would like to warn the public to be on the lookout for this unmarked Ford Explorer .

The RCMP advises members of the public concerned about the legitimacy of a traffic stop to call 911.

As of June 2021 , a Winnipeg man grabbed an ambulance and rammed another vehicle, before threatening people with an axe.

In May of the previous year, a naked man robbed an ambulance and rammed into the Portuguese Cultural Center in Winnipeg, narrowly missing several pedestrians.

The stolen ambulance immobilized after colliding with the building of the Portuguese Cultural Center.

In November 2019, a stolen fire truck sowed fear in the streets of Winnipeg. According to police, the truck was stolen in broad daylight in East Kildonan, then seen downtown before ending near the Midtown Bridge.

In July 2019, two men stole a Winnipeg Police Service car from a gas station in Headingley. The two suspects were arrested after a high-speed chase for more than 100 kilometers.

In 2017, another fire truck was stolen downtown. The vehicle was recovered after a few minutes without being damaged.

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