Vancouver police seize gun, drugs after stopping no-helmet bicyclist

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A man was arrested in Vancouver after officers tried to stop him for riding a bicycle with no helmet, which led to them finding a gun and drugs.

Vancouver police said two officers were on patrol, near East Hastings and Carrall streets, when they spotted a man riding a bike with no helmet, Saturday morning.

When the two tried to stop the man, he ditched the bicycle and tried to flee on foot.

A foot chase commenced, which police won, and the man was taken into custody.

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Police previously, incorrectly, said the incident happened near West Hastings Street.

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A search of the suspect discovered a loaded gun, and $60,000 worth of drugs including suspected fentanyl, meth and crack cocaine.

Vancouver police also said the $12,000 e-bike that the man was riding is also deemed stolen.

The 35-year-old man was taken to jail and remains in custody, according to police.

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