Comox truck thieves caught on camera arrested in Nanaimo: RCMP

Comox truck thieves caught on camera arrested in Nanaimo: RCMP
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RCMP on Vancouver Island say two people have a date in court after they were caught on camera stealing a pickup truck from Comox last month before driving it to Nanaimo.

On Friday, March 22, around 2:30 a.m., a Comox homeowner called RCMP to report his 2021 Ford F-150 pickup had been stolen from his driveway in the 1700-block of Noel Avenue.

The man’s home security system had alerted him to the theft, and the footage showed the thieves driving his truck down his driveway, according to Nanaimo RCMP.

When officers arrived on scene, they could not find the suspects or the vehicle.

By 7 a.m., the truck’s owner contacted Nanaimo RCMP, saying the GPS system had tracked the vehicle to a residence in the 1100-block of Stewart Avenue in Nanaimo.

In a release Tuesday, RCMP said officers “quickly surrounded the home, and sure enough, the truck and thieves were located.”

They say the “wannabe truck thieves,” Westin Ferguson, 23, and Justice Mackay-Saul, 27, of the Lower Mainland, were arrested.

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Mounties say Ferguson was later charged with both theft and possession of a stolen truck, as well as possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), while Mckay-Saul was charged with possession of a stolen truck.

The pair was released from custody on conditions, and their next court date is set for April 9 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

RCMP say the truck’s owner picked up his vehicle in Nanaimo later that day.

“Needless to say, he was extremely grateful for the quick arrest and to have his truck recovered and undamaged,” added R/Const. Gary O’Brien, media relations officer with Nanaimo RCMP. 

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