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Police descend on IKEA as officers arrest driver of stolen vehicle

Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, several police vehicles were on scene at IKEA.
Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, several police vehicles were on scene at IKEA. Courtesy: Robert Scowan

A heavy police presence at IKEA on Saturday afternoon had many shoppers wondering what was happening.

Just before 5 p.m., several police vehicles were on scene at the southeast Calgary store, blocking the entrances and exits.

Calgary police said the HAWC helicopter had been tracking the driver of a stolen vehicle since 3 p.m. and followed the car to IKEA.

At the store, a man was reportedly taken into custody.

Police said no one was injured.

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