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Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant caught after RCMP track bait car

Global News / File

A 30-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested after RCMP say he stole a “bait” car in West Kelowna.

Raymond Francis Thiffault of Kamloops was arrested, held in police custody and appeared before the Kelowna Law Courts. He has since been charged with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000,” said Const. Solana Pare, a Kelowna RCMP officer.

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The incident took place around 2:45 a.m. on April 12, when West Kelowna RCMP was alerted by its police dispatchers that a bait car had been entered and had gone mobile. Bait cars are vehicles that are designed to lure thieves, then monitored once they’ve been taken. 

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“While receiving immediate and live updates from their dispatchers of the Bait Car’s location, speed and direction of travel, officers tactically flooded into the outlying areas,” Pare said.

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