Fort McPherson residents took matters into their own hands after a stolen vehicle was reported yesterday, June 21.
The two thieves from British Columbia, Nuno De Sousa, and Zachary Sullivan, refused to stop and drove away from police.
Just outside community bounds, Sousa and Sullivan were assaulted by residents.
Although the identity and the number of residents involved remain unclear, Inspector Yannick Hamel, Officer in Charge of the North District said “We know people in our communities want to feel safe. No one, however, can operate outside the law to confront those that are believed to be breaking it.”
The stolen truck contained 43 bags of crack cocaine and over $2,000.
Sousa and Sullivan are charged with the following:
– Theft of truck
– Flight from Police Officer
– Fail to Comply (x2)
– Dangerous Operations
– Mischief over $5,000
– Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime
– Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
This is the second time within the past few weeks that residents had gotten involved with police matters.
The investigation is ongoing.