Four suspects were arrested after an erratic driving complaint led to a robbery investigation Monday morning, according to Comox Valley RCMP.
Mounties received a complaint of erratic driving at about 10:40 a.m. The driver of one vehicle was reportedly chasing another vehicle on Highway 19 near Black Creek.
The caller told police this may be the result of an armed robbery, which prompted a major police response, said RCMP.
Officers ended up closing Highway 19 for about 26 km, from Iron River Road south of Campbell River to Piercy Road north of Cumberland.
Comox Valley RCMP, along with Campbell River RCMP and BC Highway Patrol, found a suspect vehicle near Cranberry Road.
Four suspects were located and arrested with the assistance of the Island District Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and Air 8.
“This is an excellent demonstration of multiple detachments and specialized support units working together to diffuse a dangerous situation in our community,” said RCMP Const. Monika Terragni.
The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.