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  • Stolen Truck Involved in Crash Near Makinsons, Police Seek Suspect

    Bay Roberts RCMP are looking to identify a man in relation to a series of crashes in the area of Makinsons Line in Conception Bay North this morning.

    Police received a call at 7:20 a.m. about a pickup truck stolen from a home sometime overnight. About an hour later police received a complaint of a single-vehicle collision in Makinsons.

    A pickup truck crashed into a light pole and knocked it down in the roadway.

    While police were responding to the scene they learned that the driver have left the area in the damaged truck.

    The truck was located abandoned a few kilometres away. A small fire was burning inside the cab of the truck.

    Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and put out the fire. There were no occupants inside and the truck was identified as that reported stolen earlier in the day.

    Police dog services were brought in, but the driver was not found. The investigation is continuing and police are looking to identify a man captured in surveillance images.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 709-786-2118 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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