High River RCMP were kept busy in the early morning hours of Monday, January 28, looking for a car thief.

Sergeant Ryan Dlin says they were part of the cavalry in this case.

"High River and Okotoks detachment members assisted Calgary City Police in trying to stop a stolen vehicle. Calgary City (Police), followed the vehicle out of the City using their HAWCS helicopter."

Dlin says the thief took off on foot after hitting a curb, and got away.

Several High River residents say the number of lights and the helicopter overhead actually woke them up.

One says the HAWCS helicopter actually shone their spotlight into their yard for several minutes during their search for the suspect.

He says they have a description and other leads they're following up on with the City cops, and says he thinks they stand a good chance of finding the thief and laying charges.

 

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