Arrest made after 3 vehicles stolen in 20 minutes in Gatineau
Gatineau police have arrested a man and are seeking another suspect after three vehicles were stolen early Wednesday morning in Aylmer.
Police said they received a call at 3:25 a.m. about a break-in at a diplomatic residence on Champêtre Street in Aylmer.
Keys to two vehicles — a car and an SUV — were stolen from the home, and the two vehicles were driven off.
A police officer en route to the scene spotted the SUV and pursued the vehicle for about five minutes before the driver pulled over and fled on foot.
Police set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect with the aid of the police K9 unit.
3rd vehicle stolen at 2nd home
Their search took them to a home on Fraser Street, where the owner of the house, who was home at the time, reported their car had just been stolen.
Police pulled over the suspect in the second vehicle on Fraser Street at about 3:45 a.m.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and is expected to be charged with the thefts of two vehicles. He is also expected to be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Gatineau spokesman Pierre Lanthier.
The second vehicle stolen from the diplomatic residence was found abandoned on Champêtre Street. Police are still seeking that suspect, Lanthier says.